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USA. Intubated Patients Need Fentanyl. The DEA Had Recently Cut Production.

As the pandemic sweeps the country, overwhelming intensive care units with patients in need of emergency respiration, medical-grade fentanyl is urgently needed. But supply is limited by reductions in production that were mandated by the the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in recent years, raising concerns among healthcare workers, manufacturers and federal agencies. (Filter, USA, 14.04.2020)