Since the great propofol shortage of 2010-11 there have been intermittent shortages of many drugs in many classes. Chemotherapeutics, antihypertensives, you name it, its been short. This is a blog about all things anesthesia so naturally we have taken that angle. With that in mind I will again post the generic form you can cut and paste and send to your favorite generic drug maker:
Dear Generic Drug Maker,
It is both annoying and possibly life-threatening that we no longer have adequate supplies of _______. Please make more, thanks.
Not really sure how to deal with this problem (besides poking fun at it) we, at The Anesthesia Blog, have compiled a list of useful links. The ASA is also taking a stand and getting behind the “Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act” which would at least let give the FDA some lead time in dealing with an impending shortage.