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Drug Shortages: Certain Factors Are Strongly Associated With This Persistent Public Health Challenge.

Government Accountability Office; GAO.

Despite the reduction of drug shortages in recent years, access to certain types of drugs, such as generic sterile injectable medications, remains limited. Analyzing data on drug shortages in the United States, this government report identifies factors that contribute to shortages and suggests prioritizing efforts to address the most pressing problems including suppliers that fail to comply with standards.