And Now We Have A Lidocaine Shortage

Things just keep getting better in the #BidenEconomy. Hey, at least he’s not saying he first read about it in the news, like Obama always did. Of course, Biden’s not saying much of anything

NC hospitals adjust during shortage of painkiller lidocaine

The COVID lockdown in Shanghai is impacting some medical procedures here in the United States. China is one of the world’s largest producers of CAT scan dye. A supply chain shortage of the dye and of the painkiller lidocaine is forcing hospitals across the country to conserve their supply.

Lidocaine has been around for years. Just about every doctor who performs surgery uses it. Pfizer is a big producer of the drug, but supply chain issues have limited supply, causing hospitals to make some medical adjustments.

Lidocaine works as a local anesthetic, which prevents pain by blocking signals on the skin’s nerve endings. Some dentists, for example, use lidocaine to help numb a patient’s mouth and gums before a procedure. Some over-the-counter medications with lidocaine, such as lidocaine wipes, have been harder to find in some pharmacies.

“It’s just a super-basic rub. It’d be like McDonalds running out of cheeseburgers, basically,” said a doctor who didn’t want to be identified. He says he’s already had to cancel surgeries because he can’t get his hands on lidocaine. (snip)

“It might delay elective procedures, for example, at dental offices. A lot of times those are more elective procedures, outpatient surgery centers. If it because hard to find you might have to delay cases,” says Chris Tart, president of Highsmith Rainey Specialty Hospital.

Joe will get right on this once someone tells him about it…well, after he hits the beach for the weekend. In fairness, the primary recipient for the blame is China, for screwing around with coronaviruses. And Fauci and the NIH for funding the gain of function research in Wuhan. But, this is politics, and you know if all these things, like baby formula, feminine hygeine products, and now licocaine and CAT scan dye, were in shortage and Trump was still president the Democrats and their media Comrades would be demanding to know what he is doing about it, why didn’t he stop this before, and straight up blame.

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9 Responses to “And Now We Have A Lidocaine Shortage”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The Trump Pandemic and Trump Supply Chain Disruption continues to harm America and the world.

    Will you guys finally admit that voting for trump was a big mistake?

    • drowningpuppies says:


    • James Lewis says:

      Dear Elwood:

      No. Sleepy Joe took over.

    • Doom and Gloom says:

      Don’t Blame Joe. We know the left like DOWD would NEVER….EVER Blame Trump for anything.

      This is 100 percent Biden’s fault.



      NOT voting for Trump was the greatest mistake YOU MADE DOWD. The left actually believes that the War in Ukraine is Trumps fault. That the pandemic was Trumps fault. I bet even New Zealand who is now being razed by covid because they hid for almost two years is Trumps fault.

      There is no reasoning with a crazed homeless man on the street and there is definitely no reasoning with a crazed anti-Trumper. Go right ahead and believe all your lies….But cheer up though. Some polls have Ron Desantis leading TRUMP for president in 2024.

      I personally hope that Trump doesnt run. After Desantis is elected which is a better Version of Trump, the left will still be ranting and raving about Trump…..LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

      • Professor Hale says:

        We should just pass an amendment to the constitution to change the name of the Office of President to “The Trump”. Like they did with Caesar.

  2. I hadn’t heard this. Great just in time for my dentist appointment and my husband’s rotator cuff surgery. Thanks Brandon!

  3. Dana says:

    I wonder how many people will skip dental appointments because their dentist has no lidocaine? Joe Biden is causing your teeth to rot!

    • Professor Hale says:

      Dentists should cancel appointments if they don’t have key materials to perform those tasks according to modern standards of acceptable practice. i.e. Painkillers, not acupuncture.

  4. UnkleC says:

    I’ve got several ‘procedures’ scheduled for later this summer/early fall, we’ll see what happens.
    My opinion is that this is simply a product of allowing the chicoms to produce our drugs. The lefties are so much in favor of gummint regulation, how about directing it to something worthwhile?

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