Nationwide shortage of dozens of drugs means some patients may go without medication

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (TND) — The supply chain shortage is now impacting pharmacies across the nation. A large variety of medicines are getting harder to get with the supply of pharmaceutical drugs now shrinking.

It’s a scary thing to think of, but that is dire straits for some of these folks,” said Justin Coby, Director of Pharmacy, at Cedarcare Village and Pharmacy.

The FDA has over 100 drugs on its shortage list. Fentanyl, which is commonly used in hospitals for ventilated COVID patients, is one of the major drugs shortlisted.

“The FDA has 114 to 117 different medications out there,” said Coby. “So, it’s medications for hypertension, it’s antibiotics, it’s across the board that there’s issues going on.”


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