Here’s what the FDA is doing about IV fluid shortages following hurricanes Maria, Irma

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FDANine weeks after hurricanes Maria and Irma brought devastation to Puerto Rico, FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says hospitals across the U.S. are reporting shortages of IV fluids – medical products that are often sourced from Puerto Rico.

Hospitals are specifically noting that 0.9% injection bags of saline, used to inject drugs intravenously, are of short supply. Gottlieb said in a prepared statement that despite the agency’s best efforts, the damage to Puerto Rico’s infrastructure has “greatly exacerbated this supply issue.”

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