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Hospital Drug Shortages Threaten Patient Health, Prove Costly

Hospital Drug Shortages Threaten Patient Health, Prove Costly | Medical Tourism News | Scoop.it

“How can they write me an IOU for medication?” That’s Alex Aiello, and he's been battling leukemia since April 2009. Aiello, 26, was on his last few courses of Atra, a drug known to raise cure rates to 80 percent from the usual 40 percent. But when he went to the pharmacy at Massachusetts General Hospital to get his medication at the beginning of September, he was told there wasn’t any.

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Drug shortages raise health care costs, endanger patients

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Hospitals around the country are experiencing serious shortages of drugs, which cause raising costs and even death.
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