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What's behind the shortage of amoxicillin?

There is a nationwide shortage of amoxicillin, one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics. It’s used to treat bacterial ear infections and respiratory infections that can develop as a result of viruses like the flu or RSV.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Ike Swetlitz, who covers biotechnology and heath for Bloomberg News.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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