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What is the frequency of prescription drug shortages, and what are the adverse patient outcomes related to shortages? Researchers in the service of the pharmaceutical industry took a look recently and found that almost half of pharmacy managers reported experiencing shortages. And the results ranged from inconvenience to death.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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