Drug Shortages Continue to Vex Doctors

Posted by eskslo 10 years, 5 months ago to News
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  • Posted by straightlinelogic 10 years, 5 months ago
    "Economic factors are also a contributing factor. Narrow profit margins are making some drug companies reluctant to invest in fixing old production facilities. Changes in Medicare reimbursement and the role of group purchasing organizations, which buy drugs on behalf of hospitals, could also be contributing, by further reducing prices that producers get for the drugs."

    Behind almost every "shortage" is an implicit or explicit price control.
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