More rationing...and guess who will suffer? Infants and old people.

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    "O'Neal is concerned about the availability of electrolytes. They are critical to a babies in neonatal intensive care and seriously ill adults.

    "Electrolytes are administered to a critically ill patient for nutritional support intravenously. They are given to patients who cannot get their nutrition any other way.

    O'Neal said he's concerned that as supplies shrink, measures will have to be taken.

    "We are dangerously close, we believe, when we will have to ration care to the critically ill. I would say within days or weeks," said O'Neal."

    Drugs For Critically Ill In Short Supply - Nashville News Story - WSMV Nashville
     
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    And what is the cause of this rationing?
     
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    Everyone suffers to include other countries when America moves closer toward government run healthcare.
     
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    It's not government run health care, it's government REGULATED health care, and just in time to save the economy and 45k peoples' lives a year, and will save money. The only difference will be ERs for emergencies, and family doctors and low cost clinics for preventive medicine for non emergencies, and a a happier country. Don't believe bought off Pub fear mongering fcs...
     
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    A.S.P.E.N. PN Electrolyte Shortage Update

    Big Pharma claiming basic elements such as sodium, calcium or potassium are in short supply is akin to the Oilocracy's tactics.....
     
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    From the link in the OP:

    Sounds like we need more manufacturers of electrolytes.

    The real question is: What are the market entry barriers?
     
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    Sounds like someone put in price controls on something. Since the chemicals involved are some of the most pervasive on earth, it is not a shortage of supply of the basic ingredients.

    But making sterile bags of the stuff does have a cost. And somewhere some government official, with the very best intentions, probably with a masters in some basket weaving social science, determined that no one would be allowed to sell them for more than an unprofitable price, and now we have a shortage of something.

    Whenever you have a shortage of anything, somewhere there is a price control on it.
     
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    Exactly what I thought, but couldn't express it better.
     

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