A local expert says an allergic reaction to antibiotics is pretty rare, but it can be life-threatening.
“Antibiotics, when they’re used appropriately, are life-saving drugs but when they’re used inappropriately that’s when we run into the problems,” SLU physician Nirav Patel says.
Teva Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty for violations that included dumping fluorescent green discharge into a river.
Research shows antibiotics can’t cure most cases; patients advised to suffer through the pain
The shortages are mostly in oncology drugs, but antibiotics, immuno suppressant drugs and ADHD medications are in short supply too.