Three Part Series: EMS Drug Shortage and Ongoing Product Backorders
EMS Pharmaceutical Backorders (Product Distribution)
February 29, 2012 - Run Time 15:56
Guest: Stacey Barksdale Price, Pharmaceutical and IV Therapy Marketing Manager, Bound Tree Medical
Pharmaceutical Backorders (State of Wisconsin EMS Office)
March 5, 2012 - Run Time 10:41
Guest: Fred Hornby, ALS Coordinator (Paramedic), State of Wisconsin EMS Office
State EMS Medical Director on Drug Shortage: Be Flexible
March 28, 2012 - Run Time 22:10
Guest: Dr. Charles Cady, EMS Medical Director, State of Wisconsin
Medical practitioners and patients are frustrated. Pharmaceutical companies cite quality control and capacity issues for short supplies. Drug shortages persist - and seem to be getting worse, with longer wait times and delays to get product in. According to the FDA, drug shortages tripled between 2005 and 2010. Delivering quality patient care for ambulance workers may be as good as managing your pharmaceutical backorder report to have product available when it's needed. This two part series discusses the issues faced by EMS workers from the perspective of medical product distribution, and suggestions and timely information available to you to be proactive in supply replenishment, as well as with the State of Wisconsin EMS Office, and options available to you.
Some helpful links:
Weekly Pharmaceutical Backorder Report - Bound Tree Medical
FDA Drug Shortages Information
FDA Drug Shortages: Current Drugs
FDA Listing of Current Drug Shortages (reason)
State of Wisconsin EMS Office Contact Directory
Bedford Update Dec 23, 2011.pdf
Hospira Customer Letter Dec 2011.pdf
Luitpold Important Drug Product Notice - Press Release April 21, 2011.pdf
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