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There's A Pediatric Air-Tube Shortage Because A Sterilization Facility Was Shut Down

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After an Illinois sterilization facility was shut down earlier this year, the US FDA says it has resulted in a temporary shortage of Bivona emergency breathing devices for children. The agency is working with the manufacturer, Smiths Medical, to figure out a solution quickly, but won’t have new inventory on the market for at least another week.

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