Meanwhile, the downgrade from ‘First World’ status continues unabated…….
“If I have to get one or two months’ supply, I’ll buy it, because our patients need it,” he said. “Hoarding is in the eye of the beholder.”
Some distributors and manufacturers prevent hoarding by allocating drugs based on historical demand. Other pharmacists say it is natural to want to buy more to ensure supply.
“Why did it ever have to get to this point in the first place?” Szandzik asked. “It takes a lot of hours, a lot of labor, a lot of luck to make sure our patients are safe. … And I don’t see it getting better for a while.”
I cannot imagine that this will get any better under the upcoming healthcare ‘overhaul’.