Sunday, June 30, 2013

Medication shortages: 'Truly a public health crisis'

Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 6:32 AM Rationing medical care is denounced as immoral in the United States, yet it goes on daily in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, ambulances, and pharmacies. Since 2006, this country has had worsening shortages of sterile generic injectables - drugs given by shots or intravenously. Currently, more than 300 medicines crucial to treating cancer, infections, cardiac arrest, premature infants, pain, and more are in short supply.

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