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The shortages are particularly severe among drugs that are injected intravenously because they require more complex manufacturing facilities to maintain sterility. They have affected many aspects of medical care, including cancer treatment, anaesthesia, psychiatric care, and the administration of intravenous nutrition.The list of medically necessary drugs in short supply has grown from 61 in 2005 to about 250 last year, said Dr. Sandra Kweder of the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research....
I'm not sure if it's the DEA or the FDA (or both), but some other 3 letter agency apparently has a role as well...all in the name of the War on Drugs.Apparently the Feds calculate anticipated demand, then allocate rations of precursor chemicals accordingly.Of course, if when demand is higher than the Feds forecast, you get problems.
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