Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Drug Shortage Report: Shortage of Saline Has Hospitals on Edge --Salty Water Harder to Make Than One Might Think
Hospitals across the country are struggling to deal with a shortage of one of their essential medical supplies. Manufacturers are rationing saline -- a product used all over the hospital to clean wounds, mix medications, and treat dehydration. Now drug companies say they won't be able to catch up with demand until next year.