The Drug Shortage: Alena Rossnagel's story

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Alena Rossnagel, a clinical nutritionist in Manitoba regularly took trimethoprim, for urinary tract infections caused by a kidney stone. One day last spring her pharmacist told her trimethoprim wasn't available. She was given another drug instead -- one that left her with permanent health damage. We reached her at her home in Portage La Prairie.

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