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The Root Cause of Drug Shortages

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Drug shortages have increased in frequency and severity in recent years, and are now considered a national crisis. The number of reported prescription drug shortages in the United States nearly tripled between 2005 and 2010 from 61 to 178 medications. In 2011, the number of drug shortages reached 267, the record high in a single year.


Dabestani, PharmD, MHA, FASHP, FABC, Arash

Duong, PharmD Vy

Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Drug Shortgages

July 11, 2012

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