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Drug Shortages: Will You Be Affected? – Dr. Jonathan MacClements

Posted By Paul Gleiser On June 30, 2012 @ 3:00 pm In Health Connection Topics,Prescription Drugs | Comments Disabled

Though more of an inconvenience at the moment than crisis, doctors and patients are finding that many drugs that are routinely used in patient care, and particularly for patients in the hospital, are in short supply. The problem has attracted the attention of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the FDA now has a website (available here [1]) for gathering information on drugs that are in short supply. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, Dr. Jonathan MacClements from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler discusses the problem of commonly used drugs that are in short supply.

We’ve been hearing about drug shortages in the news. What’s causing the problem? (first question)

How many drugs are in short supply? (skip to 0:37)

What kinds of drugs are being impacted? (skip to 1:00)

What is being done about the problem? (skip to 1:24)

Is the United States the only country affected? (skip to 2:14)

What impact will shortages have on cost? (skip to 2:33)

How can I find out if a drug I’m taking is on the list of those in short supply? (skip to 3:16)

What can I do if a drug I’m taking is on the list? (skip to 3:42)

Is this going to be a chronic, ongoing problem or will it be resolved? (skip to 4:05)

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[1] here: http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/drugshortages/

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