U.S. Drug Shortage Could Threaten U.S. Health System

A growing shortage of important chemotherapy drugs, anesthetics and antibiotics, which has compromised or delayed care for some U.S. patients and may have led to at least 15 deaths, represents a "pressing public health problem," a top federal health official said today. At the same time, shortages of medications to treat cancer and infectious diseases have strained, disrupted or derailed hundreds of important research trials within the National Institutes of Health, said Dr. Howard K. Koh,...Full Story
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