Drug Shortfall Now Hitting Ambulances

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – If you call for an ambulance there’s a chance it may not be carrying the drugs you need.

The same drug shortage effecting cancer patients is now hitting first responders.

KRLD’s Chuck Schechner Reports:

Matt Zavadsky with Medstar says the drug shortage has pretty well wiped them out of most pain killing medications. They’ve had to turn to pharmacists to compound the drugs from the raw materials.

He says manufacturers aren’t making enough because they’re just not profitable

Medstar was given notice Tuesday morning that a drug they use for problems with pregnancy is no longer available.

The shortage includes most pain killing medicationss and epinephrine.

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  • NiteNurse

    Everyone please contact your congressperson. They need to do something that will put pressure on these drug companies to make NOT only the money making drugs but the drugs that are essential to keep people alive. There has to be something done with these shortages.

  • Liberty Lover

    What an atrocity prohibition is to the liberty of individuals. The government is supposed to keep us free not tell us what we can and can’t put into our own bodies. The D.E.A., the elitist attitudes of the American Medical Association, and all those who back them are to blame.

  • FedUpTxn

    One million percent profit is not enough for the drug companies? Disgusting!

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