Drug Shortages Pave Way for Price 'Gougers'

Ryan Stice, pharmacy director at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, says he gets inundated daily with phone calls, emails and faxes from pharmaceutical vendors who promise to provide drugs that are in short supply at his hospital. But there is a catch -- their prices are high, and their practices can seem questionable. "I have a story about one of these vendors calling on a Friday night, lying to a staff member to get approval for shipment, and sending their products for Saturday delivery to...Full Story
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