Skip to comments.Nationwide drug shortage problem increasing
Posted on 03/10/2012 10:46:01 AM PST by aimhigh
A nationwide drug shortage that's dogging the food and drug administration is hitting home with first responders. For emergency medical technicians, shortages can mean the difference between life and death.
Nationwide, anti-seizure drugs including intravenous Valium, Versed, and Ativan are among the dozens of drugs - including cancer treatments - that are in short supply.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnem.com ...
But wait - We’re supposed to hate the evil pharmaceutical companies, right? Litigation and regulation were supposed to make more drugs available at lower prices, right?
Which would benefit the makers of those newer, more expensive drugs. Hmmm.
No worries. Obama will come up with an algae for this problem too.
Lucky for me I am not flying anywhere soon. I can’t get on an airplane without taking Ativan.
I am SO glad to be about of acute care nursing. A day without ativan would be like a day in the jungle and fighting off hoardes of wild animals.
I read these stories knowing they are all about ObamaCare trying to take complete control over drug companies by claiming they are doing a poor job.
Instead of, “Shortages, we all going to die!”, stories, how about some facts, like how much of the drug is actually manufactured?
Valium for IV push is in every crash cart in the hospitals......also used for allergic reactions and seizures also with Benedryl...
Those death panels will start looking pretty good if these scum get their way.Shortage of cancer drugs,shortage of painkillers-death will be a welcome release.
Things just don’t happen out of the blue this is a result of thier plans for us
Interesting....however, there are not inexpensive cancer drugs:o(
If you think its bad now wait until “ObamaCare” kicks in.
Lower priced drugs have lower margins, hence lower incentive to invest / modernize production to meet the increasing FDA regulations. Many drug co’s are making decisions to discontinue manufacturing based on the profitability. some avoid / defer investments until reality sets in.
can you show cases where a more expensive drug is benefiting from the short supply of a generic?
In totally unrelated news, if you have ever felt bad after taking any medicine at all, please call 1-800-LAW-YERS.
Here's one article I found online that mentions it:
Thanks for sharing and I can’t disagree that Oncologists are using the more expensive drugs as a result of shortages.
I work in the industry. I don’t think pharma co’s are purposefully discontinuing older generics in order to direct sales to their higher margins ones, and I’m glad to see that the article did not infer that. The reason the higher margin drugs remain widely available is that they have adequate capacity (in some cases dual sourced) and modern / compliant (to today’s standard) production methods.
It's the fault of the vile, stinking, foul, disgusting LAWYERS...may their kidney stones grow to the size of baseballs, then come whining to the ER for the meds they put out of business!
These generics operate at a tiny profit margin. Get one scum-sucking lawyer, and they just don't make the drug anymore.
And when your kid breaks a leg, go whine to the lawyers. When your mother has to be put on a ventilator, no paliative care for her.
America loves their lawyers, who get them money from the golden goose.
Now your goose is dead. So suck it up--tordol...no pain relief for you.
HAHA...and no one to sue, either!!!
Product shortages are a hallmark of corporate facism...