Hospitals Stock Up on Covid-19 Drugs to Prepare for Second Wave in Fall – The Wall Street Journal

Hospitals across the country are stocking up on drugs for treating, hoping to avoid another scramble for critical medications should a second wave of the virus threaten new drug shortages.

Hospitals in New York, New Jersey and other areas that faced high numbers of patients earlier this year, bought and used large amounts of drugs, including painkillers and sedatives for the sickest patients on mechanical ventilators. Those buys siphoned medicines already in short supply from the market, with the result that…

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