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US Hospitals Grapple with Prolonged Injected Opioid Shortage

Article mentions examples of medication errors due to ongoing drug shortages collected by the ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program (ISMP MERP), such as overdoses when fentanyl was not available and patients were mistakenly given the same amount of the much stronger drug sufentanil.

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