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Drug Shortages: President Obama’s executive order

by pharmacy on November 23, 2011

With the huge numbers of baby boomers rapidly aging and becoming more dependent on medications, drug shortages are reaching national crisis stage. Medicines in short supply include cancer treatments, pain medications, and anesthesia drugs, along with other lifesaving and critical drugs. The need has increased dramatically in the last five years, but production has not increased, and it could be years before supply catches up with demand, leaving patients in the lurch. In addition, many chemotherapy drug patents have expired over the last few years, and the generic industry has been slow to ramp up. [click to continue…]

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