Causes of drug shortages

Critical Supply
12:06 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Production Problems, FDA Enforcement Help Explain Drug Shortages

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Credit Michael Tomsic

This week we're reporting on a serious problem in health care. Hospitals are almost running out of a wide variety of critical drugs, including chemotherapy treatments, anesthetics, and even basic vitamins. There are hundreds of shortages, and hospital pharmacists and doctors say that's making it more difficult to care for patients.

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