Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Drug shortages must be addressed: pharmacists

From CBC News:
Pharmacists say a national drug shortage is increasingly hampering their ability to help patients.

Calgary pharmacist Dan Curle, who owns Market Mall Medicine Centre, said the shortage of some prescription drugs has been going on for the last year, and is only getting worse.

Antibiotics, anti-depressants, anti-nausea medications and other commonly used drugs are increasingly difficult to come by, said Curle.

As a result, he's having to substitute or ration medications.

"It may mean that a patient may only get a small portion of a drug, so we're trying to spread the drug between a number of patients so nobody goes without," said Curle. CBC News - Calgary - Drug shortages must be addressed: pharmacists: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

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