Area hospitals cope with national medication shortage
As the national drug shortage continues, area hospitals are keeping a close eye on what they need and what’s available.
Almost 120 drugs are in short supply, according to the Food and Drug Administration. They include cancer drugs, anesthetics and electrolytes for patients on IV feeding.
“They’re not the exotic medications that are in the market,” said Centegra Health System’s director of pharmacy, Scott Padjen. “They’re the standard, common medications that most patients require when they come into the hospital.”