U.S. hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

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U.S. hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

A pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing fentanyl in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital, in Salt Lake City. Amid the nation’s opioid epidemic, hospitals are struggling to get widely used injected pain medicines because of ongoing supply shortages. The shortages affect just about every corner of the hospital, from the operating room and emergency department.

U.S. hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

A pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing fentanyl in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital, in Salt Lake City. Amid the nation’s opioid epidemic, hospitals are struggling to get widely used injected pain medicines because of ongoing supply shortages. The shortages affect just about every corner of the hospital, from the operating room and emergency department.

U.S. hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

Vials of the local anesthetic lidocaine, currently in short supply, are shown in the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.
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