Tag Archives: SHORTAGE

Amid mounting shortage, 5 facts about the nation’s stockpile of emergency medical supplies

Healthcare workers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 say there aren’t enough supplies for what’s likely to come next as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the United States.  As case numbers rise, doctors, nurses and others have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #GetMePPE — referring to personal protective equipment,… Read More »

Coronavirus impacting blood donations, could cause shortage, agencies warn

Healthy Americans are being urged to donate blood and platelets as officials warn what a potential shortage could mean for hospitals and patients as the number of novel coronavirus cases ticks past 1,000. “Hospitals will be extremely challenged if COVID-19 infections increase,” Dr. Ralph Vassallo, Vitalant’s chief medical and scientific officer, said in a press… Read More »

Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines

Pharmacists say they are struggling to obtain many common medicines including painkillers and anti-depressants. This is leaving patients complaining of delays in getting hold of drugs and pharmacists paying over the odds for common medicines. The BBC has found there has been a big rise in the number of drugs on the “shortage of supply”… Read More »