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As Drug Shortages Linger, Attention Turns to TPN Crisis

This article was originally published in The Gold Sheet

Executive Summary

The good news is that the number of new drug shortages went down in 2012; the bad news is that the total number of drugs in active shortages is increasing while growing capacity problems are being reported – and shortages of injectable nutrition drugs are especially acute. An FDA economist proposes that rewarding manufacturers for quality may help to alleviate the shortage crisis.

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