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Editorial: A drug shortage no one is answering
San Francisco Chronicle

Seriously ill patients deal with doctors, bills and personal fears about an eventual recovery. Add another concern to the list: a scarcity of vital drugs that shows few signs of improving.

For a variety of poorly understood reasons, a swath of prescription medications is in short supply. Emergency rooms, hospitals and pharmacies are finding it hard to find widely used meds, obliging patients and doctors to find substitutes that cost more.

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