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Author Topic: USA - Rationing of electrolytes for critically ill possible within days  (Read 266 times) Average Rating: 0
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« on: May 20, 2011, 12:04:18 AM »

Please pray.

Can compounding pharmacists make the electrolyte solutions needed by critically ill adults and newborns?

This can become a critical situation for many senior citizens and children sick with flu who become dehydrated.

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Michael O'Neal is a pharmacist. He purchases drugs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He often deals with drug shortages, but this one is bad. O'Neal is concerned about the availability of electrolytes. They are critical to a babies in neonatal intensive care and seriously ill adults.

For this news story please click the link below:

http://www.wsmv.com/news/27946067/detail.html

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 12:12:12 AM »

This is really bad for babies in neonatal intensive care. I know of a woman in my city with quadruplets who are all on life support and they really need these drugs to stay alive.

Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 12:18:09 AM »

This is really bad for babies in neonatal intensive care. I know of a woman in my city with quadruplets who are all on life support and they really need these drugs to stay alive.

Lord have mercy!

The article asks that patients/families involved ask if there is a shortage of electrolytes in the hospital.

I am going to ask my compounding pharmacist if they can make up some of these Ringer's Lactate solutions or if they also have a shortage.

If the pharmaceutical companies cannot keep up their stock, and this sounds criminal, then compounding pharmacists may be our last hope.
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