"Hospitals around the country are scrambling to stockpile vials of a critical drug — even postponing operations or putting off chemotherapy treatments — because the country’s only two suppliers have run out.

The medicine? Sodium bicarbonate solution. Yes, baking soda."

NY Times has this article about crucial sodium bicarbonate shortages in medical supplies. I'm really getting [figuratively] sick of this bullcrap from Big Pharma. The hospitals probably already charge 10 bucks for it (just a rude guess on my part). I figure that this "shortage" will help run up the margins even further.