COVID-19 Impact

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Newspaper/Magazine Article

Special report: COVID deepens the other opioid crisis - a shortage of hospital painkillers.

Girion L, Levine D, Respaut R. Reuters. 2020;June 9.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the supply of protective equipment, medical devices and medications. This article discusses how economics contribute to drug shortages and highlights the specific impact on access to the opioids essential for providing safe care for hospitalized patients with COVID-19.