Persistent drug shortages frustrating U.S. doctors

  • by: SABRINA TAVERNISE , New York Times
  • Updated: February 10, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Despite efforts by the Obama administration to ease shortages of critical drugs, shortfalls have persisted, forcing doctors to resort to rationing in some cases or to scramble for alternatives, a government watchdog agency said on Monday. The number of annual drug shortages — both new and continuing ones — nearly tripled from 2007 to 2012.

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