Everyone is talking about better efficiency at hospitals, well how does that compute when they need to dedicate individuals to check and find drugs that are needed every day to treat patients. This takes time and the patients lose again when appointments and therapies need to be rescheduled. As you can see below at UCLA two hours are spent looking to find drugs and making sure they are available every day.
Drug Shortages Continue–UCLA Spends 2 Hours A Day Checking on Cancer Drug Availability–ASHP Website Lists All Current Shortages
In addition this leads to additional risk of medication errors. This situation keeps getting worse, even with the FDA getting involved to allow products to come into the US that normally do not provide certain drugs here. BD
According to a new study, more than 200 drugs are in short supply.