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Critical Drug Shortages 12/08-12/14

Top concerns for this week:

  1. Both IV POTASSIUM formulations: 10 mEq/100 ml and 20 mEq/50 ml manufacturer premade bags.  Typically we stock IVPB potassium already made and ready to use by the manufacturer.
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Pharmacy

Critical Drug Shortages 11/10 – 11/16

Top concerns for this week:

Hydromorphone 2mg/ml 1 ml vials and morphine 4 mg/1ml injection status remains poorResolution date has been pushed out again until the end of November. 173 more words

Pharmacy

Critical Drug Shortages 11/6 - 11/10

Top concerns for this week:

Hydromorphone 2mg/ml 1 ml vials continues to be a severe shortage but now Morphine 4 mg/1ml injection is just as scarce… 147 more words

Pharmacy

Critical Drug Shortages 10/27 - 11/2

Top concerns for this week:

Zosyn IVPB. The manufacturer pre-made Zosyn IVPB are difficult to obtain but our wonderful purchasers have secured an allocated supply for us now.  486 more words

Pharmacy

Alternatives to Spironolactone

It always get on my nerves to hear about drug shortages of important medications. Last week, I have been told that spironolactone is on back order nationwide. 350 more words

General

Alberta Health Services dealing with sodium bicarbonate shortage

Like other jurisdictions across North America, Alberta Health Services is facing a shortage of the injectable drug sodium bicarbonate.

The shortage is due to “a manufacturing issue by Hospira Inc., a Pfizer company,” an AHS news release explained. 666 more words

Politics

New Hypertension Guidelines - what are some of the challenges?

Hypertension Canada’s 2017 Guidelines have been released outlining some key changes that are worth reviewing. I was going to write up a summary only to find one excellent summary written by Dr. 473 more words

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