Shortages of key drugs give hospitals headaches

  1. The nation's medical community is struggling to obtain dozens of medicines that are in short supply. Some are difficult to manufacture, but experts also point to drug companies, manufacturers and aging plants as contributing to the problem.

    AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 8, 2002
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  3. by   oramar
    You know, a lot of problems hospitals have are explainable. Reimbursements have been dropping, uninsured patients increasing. How in the name of heaven can drug companies justify old, dirty facilities and shortages in the face of the huge profits they raked in during the '90. Something does not add up here.
  4. by   Repat
    This weekend alone, Solu-Medrol was being rationed, and we had no sterile saline for irrigation (a 'nationwide shortage' accoring to the pharmacy).