Connect with us

Uncategorized

Coronavirus Is Revealing Gaping Holes in America’s Drug Supply Chain

It’s possible that medicines, like Tylenol and antibiotics, could soon run out. ​Apr 23 2020, 9:26pmShareTweetWant the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here.America might be starting to catch its breath on round one of the coronavirus pandemic, but medical experts say the next crisis is just around the corner: drug…

Coronavirus Is Revealing Gaping Holes in America’s Drug Supply Chain

News by VICE

It’s possible that medicines, like Tylenol and antibiotics, could soon run out. ​

Apr 23 2020, 9:26pm

ShareTweet

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here.

America might be starting to catch its breath on round one of the coronavirus pandemic, but medical experts say the next crisis is just around the corner: drug shortages.

There have already been signs that hospitals are running low on key pharmaceuticals needed to treat the virus: asthma medications, like albuterol, and sedatives, like propofol, which are key for keeping people on ventilators.

But the bigger problem is a global supply chain that rife with bottlenecks and dependent on just a small handful of places to produce almost all of America’s generic medications — and even fewer still that make the raw materials that go into those drugs.

With coronavirus slowing down production in places like China and India, it’s possible that a much wider range of medicines, like Tylenol and antibiotics, could soon run out.

Continue Reading…

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Uncategorized

Federal judge rules Cuccinelli appointment unlawful

Because Cuccinelli’s USCIS position was designated initially as “first assistant” to the USCIS director, the Trump administration reasoned that Cuccinelli could become acting chief under a provision of the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act. But Moss wrote th…

Federal judge rules Cuccinelli appointment unlawful

Because Cuccinelli’s USCIS position was designated initially as “first assistant” to the USCIS director, the Trump administration reasoned that Cuccinelli could become acting chief under a provision of the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act.
But Moss wrote th…
Continue Reading…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

The fighter pilot takes on the astronaut: McSally’s 2020 Arizona mission

In Gilbert, a town of more than 200,000 people outside Phoenix, McSally satdown to talk local issues with the mayor outside a bustling coffee shop in the mild winter warmth before taking a walking tour of the small downtown, hitting up a few local spots to ha…

The fighter pilot takes on the astronaut: McSally’s 2020 Arizona mission

In Gilbert, a town of more than 200,000 people outside Phoenix, McSally satdown to talk local issues with the mayor outside a bustling coffee shop in the mild winter warmth before taking a walking tour of the small downtown, hitting up a few local spots to ha…
Continue Reading…

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Italy Set to Approve $442 Million Loan to Keep Alitalia Flying

Italy Set to Approve $442 Million Loan to Keep Alitalia Flying

Italy Set to Approve $442 Million Loan to Keep Alitalia Flying
Continue Reading…

Continue Reading

Trending