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Drug shortages in American emergency rooms have increased more than 400 percent

Emergency rooms are health care's front line - in the United States, nearly 45 out of 100 people visit an ER in any given year. But there's an issue brewing behind the scenes in emergency medical faci... read more

Local hospitals experiencing national drug shortage, but making do

A poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians in May showed that 90 percent of emergency physicians in the U.S. experienced a shortage or absence of critical ER drugs, with 70 perce... read more

Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US

Credit: The Conversation, CC-BY-ND Source: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Some companies choose to stop manufacturing a drug in order to focus on newer, more lucrative ... over US$400 m... read more

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