Are you as tired as we are of the national media’s continual droning on about the drug shortages, pointing fingers and not offering any solutions? Despite efforts to educate them on the topic, most media outlets continue along the same path of doom and gloom, the sky is falling with no end in sight.
Well here’s a breath of fresh editorial. Check out the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) America’s Pharmacist December 2011 article, “Filling the Gap” by the publication’s Managing Editor, Chris Linville. The article does an in-depth exploration of how compounding pharmacists are making a real difference during these shortages. Read how IACP Foundation Board Member and compounding pharmacist Lisa Ashworth, RPh, of Children’s Medical Center in Dallas is helping to fill the gap in one of the busiest children’s hospitals in the United States.
IACP is working to get the word out one article at a time. We’re making progress, but have more to do. You can help by pointing your patients and practitioners to this article, as well as let your local communities and press know how you’re helping in these shortages.