While Hurricane Maria may have hit Puerto Rico several months ago, some of its side effects are starting to impact the mainland United States now. One of the country’s biggest suppliers of IV bags for hospitals, Baxter International, has struggled to meet the market demand due to factory damage and electricity outages. Hospitals across the country are running low on the IV bags. In response to this critical shortage, the Food and Drug Administration is allowing the products to be imported from other countries, which is helping to make up some of the demand. Baxter International plans on returning production back to normal levels, as their power problems have been solved in recent days.
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