As Saline Shortages Persist, Providers Pin Hopes On Feds Demanding Backup Manufacturing Capacity
As market forces, seasonal flu and extreme weather cause US shortages of intravenous saline solutions to persist, providers writing in NEJM are heartened by idea that federal Homeland Security Department could step in to require manufacturing redundancies. Will industry solve the problem before it becomes a matter of national security?
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