Drug shortages are the new normal according to Mark Malesker, BSPha’86, PharmD’88, professor of pharmacy practice and medicine at the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
Currently, there are more than 150 medications in short supply, including cancer treatments, antibiotics, heart medications, vaccines, oncology drugs, anesthetics and painkillers. “It’s all across the board,” says Malesker.
The shortages can have serious consequences, especially when they include life-sustaining medications.
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