U.S. suffering from prescription drug shortage
San Francisco Chronicle
June 22, 2015
By: Victoria Colliver
Drug shortages have turned into a nationwide chronic condition.
Disruptions in production, safety recalls, difficulties finding key raw ingredients,
shifts in demand and decisions to discontinue certain products are just some of the
reasons pharmaceutical makers give for not having enough supply. Nearly half the time,
research shows, the reason is not disclosed, but the problem has escalated over the
past five years.
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