Biden Admin FDA Adds Vital Drug to Shortages List, US Families ‘Just Aren’t Getting a Break’

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To a Massachusetts mother, the latest shortage hitting Joe Biden’s America triggered an effort that was “beyond hellacious.”

To pharmacist and Republican Rep. Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee, the crisis is a “national security threat.”

And to a Minnesota doctor, the shortage of the form of amoxicillin needed to treat many bacterial infections in children is unprecedented.

For more than a month, the Food and Drug Administration has listed the liquid form of the broad-spectrum antibiotic – the form most often prescribed for young children — in its drug shortage database.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Sandoz, the generics division of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis, all report shortages, according to The Hill.

“In my 25 years of being a pediatrician, I’ve never seen anything like this,” pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Stacene Maroushek of Hennepin Healthcare in Minnesota said, according to CNN.

“I have seen families who just aren’t getting a break. They have one viral illness after another. And now there’s the secondary effect of ear infections and pneumonia that are prompting amoxicillin shortages,” she said.

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