Drug shortages in the United States: a critical evaluation of root causes and the need for action.

Journal Article (Editorial)

Every day it is easy to find news articles detailing the impact of drug shortages on patients. Where this was once only a concern of patients with rare, orphan diseases, it is now the concern of patients receiving even the most common chemotherapeutic regimens, the most efficacious antimicrobial therapy, or even the most rapid-acting analgesics, largely as a result of manufacturing quality problems. Unfortunately for many of these patients, there are no efficacious alternatives.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gupta, DK; Huang, S-M

Published Date

  • February 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 133 - 135

PubMed ID

  • 23337520

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-6535

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/clpt.2012.229


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States