Limited EpiPen supply: microcosm of the drug shortage epidemic

A recent article by LogicStream discusses the shortgage of EpiPens. 

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on LogicStream's website

As summer weather and family vacations beckon more people outdoors, the ongoing shortage of EpiPens poses a serious risk for people allergic to insect bites. EpiPen, the leading brand of epinephrine auto-injectors, provides emergency treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions to stings, foods, drugs and other substances.

The lack of EpiPens is yet another patient safety risk brought on by ongoing drug shortages. The medication saves lives by rapidly improving breathing, stimulating the heart, raising blood pressure and reducing swelling of the face, lips and throat. The EpiPen shortage, which has lasted more than a year, produces increasing anxiety among people with severe allergies and those who care for them. Click here to continue>>

 

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