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Shortages of Key Drugs for Children Spur New Hospital Coalition

  • Medical Centers band together to help stabilize drug supplies
  • Company that grew out of pandemic will help supply treatments

In Washington, just four miles from the U.S. Capitol, a children’s hospital is forced at times to call up nearby medical centers to see if they can spare the therapies needed for its young cancer patients.

In Chicago, a drug called epinephrine, which has multiple uses including maintaining blood pressure, can also fall into short supply, sometimes requiring the children’s hospital there to entirely rework its medication delivery protocols every few days.