Anesthetics

New packaging for topical anesthetic

New packaging for topical anesthetic

Gebauer's PainEase® instant topical anesthetic skin refrigerant is available in a new single-patient package, the company said.

Drug shortage may last for a while

More than 100 medicines now appear on the government's drug shortage list. Those most often in short supply include anesthetics and oncological drugs, according to the Food & Drug Administration. Experts cite several reasons for the ongoing dearth of needed medicines.