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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

Effective Drug Shortage Management: New Strategies and Solutions

Posted by Dr. Brita Hansen on Jan 25, 2019 12:48:56 PM

The Drug Shortage Epidemic: How Bad Is It, Really?

Jan. 25, 2018 - The drug shortage crisis continues with no end in sight.  The number and duration of prescription drug shortages is growing, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Annals of Internal Medicine also reported that prescription drug shortages cause an estimated $230 million in additional costs annually due to rising prices of drugs under shortage and the higher costs of substitutes. However, there are real consequences beyond the hard-dollar costs. 

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Topics: The Drug Shortage App, Drug Shortage Management, Drug Shortages

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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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