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Newspaper/Magazine Article

The other opioid crisis: hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors.

Bartolone P.

Drug shortages may require clinicians, pharmacists, and hospitals to divert from standard processes to address gaps. This news article reports how reduced opioid production as an approach to address the opioid crisis has led to shortages and subsequent patient harm, such as insufficient pain management for surgical, cancer, and trauma patients.