Nationwide Shortage for IV Fluid

By NBC News

Published 05/27 2014 07:07PM

Updated 05/27 2014 07:08PM

NBC NEWS (KALB) -- Since January, the Journal of the American Medical Association has reported a nationwide shortage of IV solutions, used for various needs at hospitals and clinics.

Though the exact reason is unclear, the FDA puts some blame on the recent flu season. 

Patients of one rural clinic in Louisiana are feeling the effects of the shortage.

Kathleen Witte has the story. Click the video above to watch.

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