Study: Hospitals rationing and hoarding life-saving drugs amid shortages

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One in three hospitals ration drugs and four in five pharmacists hoard scarce meds, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers obtained their data by questioning 719 pharmacists across the U.S. in both large and small hospitals. Thirty-three percent of pharmacists admitted having no hospital procedures in place to address the shortages. (Reuters)

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