South Alabamian

What’s behind the prescription drug shortages?

Almost daily, we hear reports about the shortages of prescription drugs. Hospitals are attempting to stretch current supplies as much as possible and, in some instances, resorting to having patients take reduced dosages. Others have resorted to rationing. In particular, shortages of generic chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients have become acute across the nation. The shortages have a common origin. […]

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