Laws fail to slow gray market

Lee, Jaimy
October 2011
Modern Healthcare;10/3/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 40, p14
Trade Publication
The article expresses the concern of pharmacists and health providers regarding the short supply of drugs sold by secondary distributors. It says that there were 210 cases of drug shortages reported as of September 26, 2011 and that drugs purchased from the gray market were often priced 20 times higher than contracted drugs. It adds that the a Senate subcommittee urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish a pedigree standard that would track drugs through the supply chain.


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