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Why Drugs Run Out

According to data compiled by the University of Utah Drug Information Service, these are the most common reasons for drug shortages.

By Timothy Gower // Summer 2011
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Drug Shortages: Museum Pieces


Drug availability is getting worse, with essential medicines often impossible to obtain. What will it take to fix the system?

Drug Distributors: On The Gray Market

Though pharmaceutical products are tightly regulated, distributors aren’t, and that has led to a netherworld of dealers ready to exploit—or create—drug shortages.

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