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Hospital pharmacies scramble to stock scarce drugs
The Press-Enterprise

Unrelenting national shortages of drugs, including those for anesthesia, seizures, heart attacks and chemotherapy, have Inland hospital pharmacists struggling to stock life-saving medicines.

The problem is an emergency, national and local officials say. It has forced hospital pharmacists across the country to spend more time and money foraging for what they need from trusted sources, such as other hospitals and drug manufacturers, and from less-trusted distributors, known as gray or black markets.