Report – Critical Nutrients for Premature Infants Often Unavailable Due to Shortages and Rationing
Washingtonian - Special report: Because of nationwide shortages, Washington hospitals are rationing, hoarding, and bartering critical nutrients premature babies and other patients need to survive. Doctors are reporting conditions normally seen only in developing countries, and there have been deaths. How could this be allowed to happen? “Doctors and pharmacists say that because of nationwide shortages caused by a combination of factors—manufacturing problems, a market with few incentives for companies to produce low-profit drugs, and the government’s delayed and inadequate action—thousands of patients are being malnourished…There are 300 drug, vitamin, and trace-element shortages in the US, the highest number ever recorded.”
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