I'm sure you're all aware of the various drugs that we use, that are in short supply.
We're out of versed and now fentanyl
!! A while back we were out of mag sulfate and calcium chloride!!
From what I've read, it is not because the drug companies are trying to jack up the prices, as one would expect . . . many causes . . . raw material shortages, quality issues and in some cases, the drug co's just don't want to produce the drug because it's not profitable.
Soon patients will have to bring their own supply of drugs, if they want to have surgery!
Yes big Pharm is running our health care system!! I just got done working as a call center nurse for one of the biggest pharmacetical companies and it is crazy what they get away with. I am going back to work in pediatrics at a Magnet hospital and I cannot wait!! Drug shortages and price increases are crazy!! I know Obama put out something on the White House website about it and some solutions. Pharmacetical companies are looking for nurses and it is a good solution if nurses need to get off the floor but I felt like I was going against everything I believed in!!
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