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Whitepaper:

Impact of Drug Shortages on U.S. Hospitals.

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Impact of Drug Shortages on U.S. Hospitals

The list of medically necessary drugs in short supply has grown from 61 in 2005 to approximately 250 last year alone, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

The reasons for drug shortages are complex and, despite appearances to the contrary, are generally related to the laws of supply and demand. This white paper evaluates:

  • Drug Shortage Causes
  • Drug Shortage Impact
  • How Hospitals Respond

This report includes charts and graphs from a recent survey of hospital directors of pharmacy, pharmacy buyers, and pharmacists at U.S. hospitals

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