Wednesday, August 11, 2010

No-can

Got a call that one of my partners patients was a bit somnolent and hard to arouse after the family decided he was hurting in his sleep and got a bit agressive with his PCA. When I got he was holding his sats with a facemask but I wasnt sure how much was the morphine vs something else going on. To help determine this I asked for some Narcan. Turns out there is a shortage. Two of the companies that made it have stopped. It was going to cost them too much to jump through all the FDA hoops. Another company did not say why they stopped making it. The last said it wasnt sure if it was going to increase production or even continue to make it.

We stole some and got the pateint better. Good thing the FDA has stepped in to make it so hard now to produce generic drugs and to make it so easy to sue!

4 comments:

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rotator said...

I really miss vistaril injectable.

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SeaSpray said...

But what would've happened if you couldn't steal some?

This stuff both frustrates me and frightens me.

It seems like Patients are more at risk now.