Nationwide Drug Shortages Felt in Louisville: State of the News

by Brad Yost on September 25, 2011

Growing numbers of patients being treated for cancer and other illnesses aren’t able to get the medicines they need. The FDA attributes drug shortages — which have tripled over the past six years — to many factors, including a lack of raw materials, and pharmaceutical companies’ decisions to stop making older drugs (which can be less profitable).

The Courier-Journal’s Laura Ungar took a look at drug shortages in Louisville and she joined us this past Friday on State of the News to explain what she found out.

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