Next Question: Is there a shortage of IV fluid in Denver?

The FDA confirms there is indeed a saline shortage. There's been one since 2014, but it got worse after the hurricanes hit Puerto Rico - the home of a big production plant is located for saline production.

NEXT WITH KYLE CLARK - This Next Question comes from a viewer who gets regular saline infusions due to a rare autoimmune disorder. Pamela only got half as much this time. 

The Food and Drug Administration confirmed there is indeed a saline shortage. There's been one since 2014, and it became worse after the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, since the country is home to a big production plant for saline. 

The FDA said it's importing saline from facilities in Ireland and Australia to counteract the lost of production in Puerto Rico.

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UCHealth said "minor measures" are being taken to conserve saline at its hospitals. According to a spokesperson, pill versions of medications are being used instead of the IV versions. 

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