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DEFENDERS: Missouri Attorney General monitoring medical supplies price gouging

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is warning of potential price gouging that could affect the medical supply chain in containing the spread of COVID-19.

According to the state's AG's office, a supply shortage could potentially cause a spike in prices. As of now, the Missouri Hospital Association has not reported a problem within its supply chain.

Hospitals and other healthcare providers may be forced to work without personal protective equipment, such as N95 masks, which are essential in protecting both patients and caregivers.

The AG's Office says it will watch for and encourages the public to report any price gouging.

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Deborah Kendrick

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