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Medical middlemen: broken system making it harder for hospitals and patients to get some life-saving drugs.

Whitaker B. CBS News. May 22, 2022.

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June 1, 2022

Whitaker B. CBS News. May 22, 2022.

Drug shortages represent a complex system level challenge in health care that can harm patients. This news segment details economic and production factors that affect the availability of generic medications. Clinicians and families were interviewed to share tactics for managing these situations to support patient safety despite shortages.