Pandemic creating potential for drug shortages that Canada isn't equipped to deal with
"For months now, Canadians have been sacrificing things we never thought we would have to and giving up more than we ever thought we could. Those sacrifices are paying off — they've helped flatten the curve, and our hospitals are able to keep up with the burden of this terrible virus..."
"While the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many systemic flaws in our healthcare system, the critical drug shortages that are starting to cripple patient care across North America have not received much attention yet..."
Drug shortages threaten the lives of our most at-risk patients
"I am paged to the intensive care unit: a 60-year-old man who contracted COVID-19 on a cruise ship is deteriorating. His lungs are failing, so he requires intubation and drugs to take away pain and awareness while a ventilator supports his lungs..."