Hospitals managing post-Maria medical products shortage
from By Michelle R. Matisons
Before Hurricane Maria hit, many people did not know Puerto Rico housed 89 facilities that manufacture pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. The island's $60 billion infrastructure is now severely compromised, as we begin to learn more about the damage done. Puerto Rico's pharmaceutical sector has suffered devastating job losses since the storm. The FDA recently confirmed fears that the challenges of recovery and relocation may lead to future shortages.
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