dangers for patients and hospitals http://wfae.org en Drug Shortages Pose Dangers To Hospitals, Patients http://wfae.org/post/drug-shortages-pose-dangers-hospitals-patients <p>Around this time last year, many hospitals across the country almost ran out of two life-saving cancer drugs. They scraped by with the help of emergency shipments from overseas.</p><p>The availability of those two drugs has improved. But they're still in short supply, as are hundreds of others. They include first-choice chemotherapy treatments and anesthetics that are essential for surgery. It's the new normal, as one hospital pharmacist told us.</p><p>This week, WFAE's Michael Tomsic examines the problem in our series Critical Supply. Here's the first of his three reports.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 05:27:08 +0000 Michael Tomsic 23344 at http://wfae.org Drug Shortages Pose Dangers To Hospitals, Patients