Local Hospitals Running Short On Some Prescription Drugs

Full story: WFMZ 12
When you go to the hospital, you expect the drugs you need to be there, but area hospitals said they're having a hard time keeping some drugs in stock. Full Story
EVERY DAY

Breinigsville, PA

#1 Jul 13, 2011
When hospitals can't adjust their usage, they sometimes have to buy from emergency vendors, who stock drugs that are in short supply.
"And they sell it to you at an inflated price," said Ferguson.

AND WHY DOES THE FDA NOT STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING?? THEY ALLOW COMPANIES TO STOCK PILE THE DRUGS SO THEY CAN SELL IT AT INFLATED PRICES. THAT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!!!!
EVERY DAY

Breinigsville, PA

#2 Jul 13, 2011
THEY REGULATE PRICES OF GASOLINE SO COMPANIES CAN'T DO THINGS LIKE THIS BUT IT IS OK FOR THEM TO STOCK PILE MEDICATION. WHAT THE H E DOUBLE L IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY!!!!
Stewie

Marcus Hook, PA

#3 Jul 13, 2011
Time for another bailout!
Parker Benfer

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jul 13, 2011
Drug shortages? For the poor and shrinking middle class....yep. For the rich and privileged..... NEVER.
Bryan

Allentown, PA

#5 Jul 14, 2011
Blame Bush!
MikeR

Turbotville, PA

#6 Jul 14, 2011
Parker Benfer wrote:
Drug shortages? For the poor and shrinking middle class....yep. For the rich and privileged..... NEVER.
In these hospitals, speaking from experience, the poor are treated BETTER than anyone else. Your comment is unfounded and makes you sound as uneducated as you apparently are. Go back to MSNBC and collecting your unemployment!
KeepGitmoOpen

United States

#7 Jul 14, 2011
wait till obamacare if you think this is bad. Health care rationing happens all over with those plans. Long waits, rationing, gummit make decisions not you and doctor.
First we need to restructor how doctors are paid as nobody wants to be a family gen practice Doc anymore. They get paid the least and have outragous malpractice insurance. This is our first line of defense and needs to be fixed. Thing are going to get much much worse without fixing this.
M Jones

Emmaus, PA

#9 Jul 14, 2011
Maybe they'll have to go to the drug dealers to their supplies!
Anonymous

Haines City, FL

#10 Feb 28, 2013
I am relocating to PA at end of February....I am under doctors care for pain in lower back....I have 4 herniated disks...I am prescribed hydrocodone and OxyContin... Does anyone know of a "legitimate" pain doctor in the Lehigh Valley area ??....Allentown and Bethlehem specifically... I have tried other options, but find that opioid medications work best... I just turned 60 years old and I am also starting to experience arthritic symptoms... I would appreciate any information and referrals...thank you for any advice and input....thank you all very much....Jim Craig
John

Fleetwood, PA

#11 Feb 28, 2013
Jimmyirish wrote:
I am relocating to PA at end of February....I am under doctors care for pain in lower back....I have 4 herniated disks...I am prescribed hydrocodone and OxyContin... Does anyone know of a "legitimate" pain doctor in the Lehigh Valley area ??....Allentown and Bethlehem specifically... I have tried other options, but find that opioid medications work best... I just turned 60 years old and I am also starting to experience arthritic symptoms... I would appreciate any information and referrals...thank you for any advice and input....thank you all very much....Jim Craig
You would have to be recommended to a good surgeon at the Univ of Pa. in Phila. It's a long process as most of the local Drs. don't operate here anymore . The type and how much insurance you have is the first line of the checkoff list you'd have to complete.
John

Fleetwood, PA

#12 Feb 28, 2013
Jimmyirish wrote:
I am relocating to PA at end of February....I am under doctors care for pain in lower back....I have 4 herniated disks...I am prescribed hydrocodone and OxyContin... Does anyone know of a "legitimate" pain doctor in the Lehigh Valley area ??....Allentown and Bethlehem specifically... I have tried other options, but find that opioid medications work best... I just turned 60 years old and I am also starting to experience arthritic symptoms... I would appreciate any information and referrals...thank you for any advice and input....thank you all very much....Jim Craig
You want the best , you need the best insurance . Your deductible would be high and the total cost could be upwards of $200,000.
John

Fleetwood, PA

#13 Feb 28, 2013
Jimmyirish wrote:
I am relocating to PA at end of February....I am under doctors care for pain in lower back....I have 4 herniated disks...I am prescribed hydrocodone and OxyContin... Does anyone know of a "legitimate" pain doctor in the Lehigh Valley area ??....Allentown and Bethlehem specifically... I have tried other options, but find that opioid medications work best... I just turned 60 years old and I am also starting to experience arthritic symptoms... I would appreciate any information and referrals...thank you for any advice and input....thank you all very much....Jim Craig
If you have a worker compensation claim they don't wont it . They need to fix your back , not get a long drawn out courtroom fight for money.

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