Drug Shortages Have Tripled During The Last Six YearsThe Baltimore Sun: Many Drugs In Short Supply At Hospitals, Pharmacies
The drugs are among hundreds that have been in short supply at the nation's hospitals, and more recently, community pharmacies. Pharmacists, doctors and advocacy groups say countless patients are getting less effective or more costly substitutes as a result. Occasionally, they may be receiving inappropriate drugs or doses - or no treatment at all. The U.S Food and Drug Administration said shortages of prescription drugs have tripled during the last six years to a record high (Cohn, 6/25). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.