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Intermountain Healthcare, whose Intermountain Medical Center Patient Tower in Murray, Utah, is seen here, is a leader in the generic drug company being launched by hospitals. Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare hide caption

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Streptococcus pyogenes shouldn't be taken lightly. Left untreated, an infection with germ can trigger an autoimmune disease that damages the heart. NIAID/Flickr.com hide caption

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Many hospitals are perilously close to running out of a form of methotrexate that's necessary to inject in high doses to treat certain forms of cancer. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Latest Drug Shortage Threatens Children With Leukemia

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The scarcity of ADHD medications is a problem faced by an untold number of children and adults with the disorder. GoodMood Enterprises/iStockphoto hide caption

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Shortage Of ADHD Drugs Has Parents, Doctors Scrambling

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