(LEGAL INSURRECTION) – As the US reels from a myriad of crises and essential product scarcities, another serious and potentially deadly shortage looms on the horizon.
The nation’s hospitals are beginning to run low on contrast dye that is injected into patients undergoing essential and life-saving scans (X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs).
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The fluid, which makes the routine but potentially life-saving scans readable, helps doctors identify clots in the heart and brain. The shortage is expected to last until at least June 30, the American Hospital Association (AHA) says.