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Medicine running out at Haiti hospitals, clinics

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Basic medical supplies such as antibiotics and painkillers are running dangerously low at some quake-devastated hospitals and clinics in Haiti.

And aid workers say the need for medicine generally falls third on the list of priorities, behind water and tents for shelter.

But the need for all three is overwhelming and it's just not possible to get supplies into Haiti fast enough.

One doctor in a coastal town says her team is treating 500 people a day -- many for the first time since the Jan. 12 quake.

The deputy head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti says there is a "grave need" for medicine all over Haiti.


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