Friday, February 17, 2012

Manufacturers, market have role in drug shortages, Sebelius says

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday in Philadelphia that the federal government is doing all it can legally to alleviate drug shortages, but that manufacturers and market forces play the biggest role.

"Right now, there is a gap between demand and manufacturing capacity, which we cannot fix," Sebelius said after leading a panel discussion at the African American Museum that focused on health insurance access for women. "It really is market demand, and, frankly, drug companies are making decisions each and every day about which lines of drugs to run."

By David Sell
Inquirer Staff Writer

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