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Northeast Ohio paramedics are still experiencing drug shortages after Hurricane Irma

Thursday, May 17, 2018

by News 5 Cleveland

PARMA, Ohio - Fire stations across northeast Ohio are experiencing a shortage of medications they use while responding to emergencies, causing them to use different drugs. The shortage is one of the lasting impacts of last summer's Hurricane Irma.

Lately, when firefighters race to a call their drug supply isn't what it used to be.

"A lot of medications that we get locally are imported from Puerto Rico," said Parma Fire Department Spokesman T.J. Martin.