Antibiotics, sedatives, and drugs that combat cancer are among the treatments that are in short supply.
(UPI) – When it comes to medications that are now in short supply in the United States, Adderall and the vaccination for monkeypox are only the top of the iceberg. Some of these medications are desperately needed by patients who are gravely ill and suffering from life-threatening conditions.
According to UPI, pharmacists are frantically trying to fulfill the immediate needs of patients despite widespread shortages of a wide variety of pharmaceuticals, including those used to treat cancer, sedatives, antibiotics, and sterile water and saline. They describe the circumstance as one that "plagues" them and makes it difficult for them to deliver medical attention to patients.
As of last Thursday, the Food and Medicine Administration (FDA) has identified 184 drug shortages around the country. According to the Association of Health-System Pharmacists, which tracks a shortage of 210 medications, the figure is significantly higher.
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