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3 Valley counties deal with tuberculosis drug shortage
Fresno Bee

A nationwide shortage of a common anti-tuberculosis drug has public health officials in the central San Joaquin Valley limiting treatment.

Only people with active TB are assured of getting the drug by health departments in Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties. Madera County has an ample supply.

Valley health officials said it could be April before supplies of the drug isoniazid return to normal. The federal Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday the shortage is being resolved.