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  • DEA Requested to Immediately Increase Allocation of Controlled Substances to Combat COVID-19

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    The American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Association for Clinical Oncology thank the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for its willingness to engage with us to ensure that controlled substances (CII) supplies are meeting the nation’s healthcare needs. As DEA is aware, COVID-19 is straining hospital systems across the country to the breaking point. While the shortages of personal protective equipment and ventilators have been well-documented in the press, hospitals are also facing looming shortages of the supportive CIIs that are necessary to mechanically ventilate patients safely and effectively. Link to PDF letter download available at end of post.