TITLE

Providers fuel 'gray market'

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Jaimy
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;9/5/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 36, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the rising number of drug shortages in the U.S. in August 2011, which has led to an increased focus on gray-market vendors and concerns about the safety and quality of products they are selling. It says that physician's offices, pharmacies and hospitals are both sellers and buyers feeding a gray market. According to hospital pharmacists, gray-market vendors purchase drugs from pharmacies and hospitals and then sell them to other hospitals with marked-up prices.
ACCESSION #
65433737

 

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