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Hospitals, pharmacies work to overcome drug shortages from M

By Clip Syndicate
Hurricane Maria closed one of the two functioning plants that manufactures the normal-saline solution bags. Since then it has become increasingly difficult to stay on top of the demand on the hospital’s side.

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Hurricane Maria closed one of the two functioning plants that manufactures the normal-saline solution bags. Since then it has become increasingly difficult to stay on top of the demand on the hospital’s side.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12493/7226321?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:02:19 +0000 Hospitals, pharmacies work to overcome drug shortages from M Hurricane Maria closed one of the two functioning plants that manufactures the normal-saline solution bags. Since then it has become increasingly difficult to stay on top of the demand on the hospital’s side. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12493/7226321?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KMVT CBS 11 2 it's been months since hurricane maria tore through puerto rico... but you could still be seeing side effects at your pharmacy. 2 amy reid talked to local hospitals to find out how a storm more than 3 thousand miles away can impact you here. 2 ? 53:02 currently we're in pretty good shape, this rack should be a lot fuller.? 2 jaime oneida shows me the stock of i-v meds at north canyon medical center. 2 it's his job to make sure the shelves stay full... but lately his job has gotten more difficult. 2 when hurricane maria devastated puerto rico... it took out one of the u-s's primary manufacturers of normal saline... which is the base for just about every i-v drug you would get at a hospital. 2 so now supplies are low. 2 2 48:12 it's something that just about every patient needs when they come to a facility, so when there's none to give, that really hinders the ability to give good care to patients (13) 2 oneida had already stocked up... and right now manufacturers are trying to make sure every facility has enough. but they can only allow so much to go to each hospital... so if north canyon needs more than what the manufacturer allows... 2 49:30 if we can get something, then typically the cost is 5, 6, 7 times higher (5) 2 ?nats of compounding? 2 at cassia regional hospital's pharmacy... they're seeing a similar issue. 2 but theirs goes beyond the i-v solution into pain medicine. 2 2 58:16 with the hurricane, some different manufacturing plants going down, it seems like every week there's a new shortage (10) 2 they're trying to stay on top of it... but so is everyone else. 2 :40 it's kind of a domino effect. when one thing goes out, everyone orders another thing, then that goes out. (6) 2 they mix more of their own medicine and order different versions of similar medicine to try and get around some of the shortages. 2 2:36 it's a tough time in pharmacy with shortages for sure (2) 2 both hospitals said their goal is to not let this affect patient care... which means the hospitals are absorbing the extra costs and workload. 2 and with mixed reviews on when things will go back to normal... they ask for your patience. 2 2:08 it's going to be an ongoing struggle (2) 2 amy reid, kmvt news. 2 we reached out to saint lukes, and they said they are also experiencing shortages. 2 there is some variability on when things will go back to normal. 2 the purchasing supervisor at north canyon said it should be around march... 2 but the pharmacy director at cassia regional said





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