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How Drug Shortages Are Impacting Drug Prices in 2019 - Part 3

Posted by Dr. Brita Hansen on Mar 7, 2019 8:11:00 AM

Mar. 6, 2019 - Welcome to Part 3 of our blog series examining the drug shortage crisis. Part 1 covered the rapid increase in prices and the types of drugs most commonly affected. Part 2 delved deeper into the impact on hospital systems’ ability to manage drug spending and shortages. Here in Part 3, we’re looking closer at drug shortage impact on clinical staffing and the effect on patient care.

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Topics: Drug Shortages, Drug Prices

How Drug Shortages Are Impacting Drug Prices in 2019 - Part 2

Posted by Dr. Brita Hansen on Feb 22, 2019 12:05:00 PM

Feb. 21, 2019 - Welcome to part two of a three-part blog series about the drug shortage crisis. Part one covered the rapid increase in prices and the types of drugs most commonly affected. Here in Part two we’re delving deeper into the impact on hospital systems’ ability to manage drug spending and shortages.

These posts are inspired by insights from the January 2019 report, “Recent Trends in Hospital Drug Spending and Manufacturer Shortages,” which was issued jointly with the American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 

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Topics: Drug Shortages, Drug Prices

How Drug Shortages Are Impacting Drug Prices in 2019 - Part 1

Posted by Dr. Brita Hansen on Feb 8, 2019 10:21:08 AM

Feb. 8, 2019 - We’re all familiar with skyrocketing prescription drug prices and the challenges posed by drug shortages. Thanks to a new report, we now have a better understanding of the extent of the problem.

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Topics: Drug Shortages, Drug Prices

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Brita Hansen, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at LogicStream Health. Dr. Hansen is also a practicing internal medicine hospitalist and has served as a healthcare system executive, most recently as Chief Health Information Officer at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Dr. Brita’s Blog covers a range of topics, including:

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