Medication shortages possible in mainland USA because of Puerto Rican hurricane damage


Florida Hospital tells News 6 its goal is to fill 10 large containers and ship the supplies to Puerto Rico this week.

"What better way to channel that energy than to do something for Puerto Rico", said Medina.

The U.S. Department of Energy pre-positioned emergency teams on both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Puerto Rico in May filed a form of bankruptcy under the Title III provision in the PROMESA law. He has declined to identify those medicines but said Friday that the FDA would disclose any shortages if they occur; drug shortages are routinely listed on the FDA's website.

New Jersey State Police is the latest force in the state to send its officers to Puerto Rico to assist in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria.

"There's no way yet to know what the number may be".

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ADVERTISEMENTWhile NAP is intended for people to purchase food in grocery stores and prepare it at home, USDA officials said they understood that could not happen yet due to the storm, as much of the island remains without electricity.

Nassau and Suffolk counties have an estimated Puerto Rican community of about 100,000 people, according to latest U.S. Census Bureau surveys.

In Brentwood, with many Latino students, school district spokesman Felix Adeyeye said registration officials had not seen "any increase or any change in numbers at this moment". He said the district is making preparations to accommodate students who arrive.

The federal relief effort for the island has been criticized as slow and insufficient. And it's also in the long-term interest of Puerto Rico.

"I'm just so grateful cause Puerto Rico needs help", Terry Cruz, with SCSO, said.