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Drug Rationing Common for Shortages, Patient Disclosure Rare

Article on national survey of hospital pharmacy managers regarding current drug allocation and rationing practices during shortages mentions ISMP surveys conducted in 2010 and 2017, and quotes ISMP staff.

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