Hospital pharmacists face dozens of drug shortages yearly

FILE PHOTO: A technician stocks the shelves of the pharmacy at White House Clinic in Berea, Kentucky, U.S., February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo

(Reuters Health) – More than two-thirds of pharmacists in U.S. hospitals deal with at least 50 drug shortages every year, according to a new study that suggests hospital staff are often forced to ration life-saving medicines as a result. Researchers surveyed 719 pharmacists at large and small hospitals across the country in 2018. Every one […]

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