Please help me bring awareness and help innocent children get the medical treatment they deserve and need. This is a hard post for me to write. It truly makes me extremely emotional. I have a grandson who has been affected by The National Drug shortages numerous times. He has complete intestinal failure. The only nutrition that he can take is through intravenous infusion. He receives TPN given over a 24 hour period. Because his stomach and intestines do not absorb anything, he also has to receive any medications through intravenous infusion. Infusion medications are continuously going on shortage. Please read this article about the many children in the United States that are affected and are dying due to these shortages. Please read this post Children are Dying from the Washingtonian
The Washingtonian reports that “Experts call the nutrient shortage a public-health crisis and a national emergency—and are astounded that the government and manufacturers have let the situation become so dire.”
Here is an article the refers to the fact that the very same items that are considered unavailable to American hospitals and Doctors are being used and in supply during the reported shortages. The Newest Celebrity Trend Uses Nutrients Hospitals Desperately Need . In my opinion it should be considered a criminal act for a private company to dispense items on the National Shortage List for cosmetic reasons when our hospitals can not obtain the very same items for life supporting uses! Athletes use intravenous infusions to gain the upper hand in competition, and many others for beauty treatment, and hangover cures. The participants who have any sort of medical accreditation’s who participate or help with the nonsensical use of these items when there is a shortage, should lose their license to practice medicine.
As for the FDA and our DEA it is time someone put in place a Pro Active plan to prevent shortages. If it is possible for these private clinics to make a statement that they are well stocked and several miles down the road the hospital is stating they cannot obtain the same items, we need to examine why as well as make a plan to enforce private clinics such as the Hangover Heaven bus and Proactive Wellness Centers from jumping in and buying up the supplies that may be causing the shortages in the first place.
I am and will continue to pray for the innocent children and profoundly ill people who are suffering because of this. Please help me spread the word and bring a positive change for the American Children and profoundly ill who are suffering and dying!
Here is a link to an article from Huffington Post What’s behind the drug shortages?
With respect, hope, joy and love,
6 thoughts on “Please Help Our American Children and Profoundly Ill”
That is awful, Carmela. Abuse of a system. Makes me angry. Thank you for alerting us to this. Sharing now.
Thank you so much!
I had no idea this was happening. You have opened my eyes.
It is truly sad. My grandson has been affected too many times from this. If you were admitted to a hospital and in need of the intravenous medicine that is unavailable you would probably not know. They would simply make due with what is available, so it goes unnoticed. Unfortunately the profoundly ill who need these items on a daily basis often do not have the ability to simply take what is available without consequences. America should be able to do better than this. I was told when speaking with someone from the FDA that they can not force any drug company to make certain drugs. They can choose to make only the drugs that make them the most money! Where is child protective services and why do we even have a drug enforcement agency if they cannot help in matters like this. Thank you for reading and commenting.
As a Canadian, I’m reluctant to comment on the for-profit health care system in the US, but this dilemma seems to be almost an inevitable outcome. If there is little or no profit to be made from these medicines, there is little or no incentive for pharmaceutical companies to produce them.
You are right. I believe that the answer to providing a continuous supplies may be by allowing the medicines to be purchased outside of the USA and distributed to the patients. Hopefully they will come up with a way to provide adequate amounts so that the profoundly ill are not the ones who have to do without. This is another article from the Huffington post. There must be a better way to provide the truly sick the needed items as well as for wellness clinics. Thanks for your thoughts.