DFWHC’s Love discusses opioid shortage on CBS 11


In a television segment last night detailing the local opioid shortage on CBS DFW Ch. 11 news, DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love provided comments on what hospitals are doing to relieve the national difficulty. According to Love, due to a cap placed on the production quota on opioids by the Drug Enforcement Administration, there’s a shortage in various … Read More

WFAA-TV airs “Pain Med Shortage” report with comments from Love


A TV segment titled “Pain meds shortage changing how North Texas patients are treated” aired last night on Channel 8 WFAA-TV and included comments from DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love. Reported by Teresa Woodard, the story focused on a nationwide shortage in pain medications and its local effects on hospital treatments and patients. Love noted the DEA lowered … Read More

Love interviewed by WFAA on potential opioid shortage


Channel 8 WFAA-TV Reporter Teresa Woodard visited the DFW Hospital Council offices today to interview president/CEO W. Stephen Love on the potential opioid shortage in the U.S. The possibility for a shortage was confirmed by a local hospital and Love provided an overall perspective for North Texas. The segment is expected to air tonight at 6:00 p.m.

Public Policy Concern –
Drug Shortages are Critical


In 2010, more than 200 drug shortages were reported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and have continued into 2012. The shortages have occurred across drug classes including critical drugs used in surgery, anesthesia, emergency care and oncology. The current shortages throughout the industry appear to be the result of a significant expansion in the scope and volume of … Read More