Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and that’s not even accounting for epic burnouts like us skewing the numbers. Mommy needs her medicine to control her blood pressure, Daddy needs his medicine for his cholesterol, and your weird uncle who writes for the Internet needs his “whatever you got on you” to ease the boredom. The point is, everybody needs something. So what happens if you need your meds when we’re undergoing one of our nation’s many drug shortages? We’re not just being hyperbolic because our stash ran dry; drug shortages are a real and terrifying thing. And we talked to somebody on the wrong end of one.