Posted 2/8/23

The Country has seen many different drug shortages, but now even ambulances are struggling to keep certain medications in stock.

Ambulances across Tennessee are feeling the pressure of this shortage, considering one of their most commonly used medications is unavailable.

Dextrose 50%, known in the medical field as D-50, is used for diabetic patients experiencing Hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia occurs when a patient’s blood sugar is too low, and is also used in many different medical conditions as well.

Drug shortages are something EMTs have been dealing with for over a decade.

The latest, D-50, according to the Food and Drug Administration is expected to last until the end of the year.