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ASHP: Critical Meds Needed for Ventilating COVID-19 Patients in Short Supply

The ASHP warned that medications such as opioids, (eg, fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone), sedatives (eg, midazolam, propofol), and paralytics (eg, pancuronium, rocuronium, succinylcholine), which must be administered concomitantly with mechanical ventilation, are already in or will likely be in shortage as the demand for these drugs to treat critically ill patients outpaces supply.