Prescription Medication Shortages Cause Sharp Price Increases For Alternatives

The Wall Street Journal (4/12, Loftus, Subscription Publication) reports that research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that prescription drug shortages in the US have led to sharp price increases for alternative treatments. According to the University of Utah Drug Information Service, there are currently about 176 active shortages.

Related Links:

— “Prescription-Drug Shortages Help Push Up Prices of Similar Drugs,” Peter Loftus, Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2017.

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