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|IV Drug Shortages Are Making the News|
IV Drug Shortages Are Making the News
The Washingtonian ran a comprehensive and well-researched article that empathetically shares the patient perspective.
An article on "NBC News” highlights how zinc shortages have severely affected babies in the NICU.
We applaud the health system noted in an article in Pharmacy Practice News for stepping forward and openly addressing a medication error directly related to drug shortages.
Breaking News: The FDA Announces Action to Help Alleviate Some Shortages
The FDA press release outlines a plan to allow the importation of trace elements and phosphate injection from Norway. For now the supply is limited, but we understand more will be on the way.
The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) notes that there are key differences between the products currently used in the U.S. and those that will be imported.
What can you do?
Oley member Ann Weaver has put together a petition on Change.org. We (the Oley Foundation) have signed it and encourage you to, too. Let’s build on the momentum generated by your stories and the media attention!
Whether you have been personally affected by shortages or not, let’s work together to seek a resolution. Sign the petition, and watch for some other ideas for action in the May/June issue of the Oley newsletter.
Please share with family, friends, colleagues, patients, and clients. Post the link on your Facebook page, blogs, Web sites, and forums. Let’s get those signatures!