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Albuterol shortage worsens after major manufacturer closure

Season 2023 Episode 83 | 6m 59s

Health care systems and hospitals across the country are grappling with a nationwide shortage of liquid albuterol, a common medication used to treat asthma, COPD and other lung diseases. Stephanie Sy speaks with people feeling the impact and Dr. Juanita Mora, an allergist and immunologist in Chicago and national spokesperson for the American Lung Association, about what’s being done.

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