Care for premature infants can put enormous strain on hospital resources, and I wouldn't have been surprised to read that doctors with appropriate expertise, say, would sometimes be in short supply.
It's shocking to read, however, that neonatal intensive care units across the country are suffering from acute shortages of basic nutrients to feed the children, and that in some cases children are dying for lack of these nutrients--in effect, starving to death in the intensive care unit.
Alexandra Robbins makes that case persuasively in Washingtonian, in an article entitled, "Children are Dying."
"Our patients are starving because of drug shortages. How can this happen in this country?” Jay Mirtallo, a professor of clinical pharmacy at Ohio State University, tells Robbins.
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