Media USA 2004-2015

Kristy L. Hawley et al., Longitudinal trends in US drug shortages for medications used in Emergency deptertments (2001-2014), Academic Emergency Medicine, Jan 2016 posted 30 December 2015.

Teligent, Teligent Inc. announces FDA approval of CEFOTAN (cefotetan) for injection. Product launch in early 2016 will address current drug shortage, press release, 11 December 2015,

Matthew Carr, How investors should react to the Great Saline Shortage, Investment U, 4 November 2015.

Lily Wachtor, Senators urge FTC investigation of saline shortage, UPR Utah Public Radio, 3 November 2015.

Melinda Beck, Sanofi recalls Auvi-Q allergy injectors, Wall Street Journal, 29 October 2015.

Anon., Klobuchar, other senators urge investigation of saline solution makers, Brainerd Displatch, 28 October 2015.

Nicole Gray, Drug shortages and patent expiration: authorized generics as more than a lifecycle strategy, BioPharma Dive, 27 October 2015.

Peter Loftus, Senators seek FTC probe of drug makers over saline shortage, The Wall Street Journal, 26 October 2015.

Anon., Premier, Inc survey suggests health system C-suite also concerned with ongoing drug shortages, which contribute to high-cost pharmaceuticals, Fierce Pharma, 21 October 2015.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Lethal drug shortage has some US death penalty supporters thinking electrocution, firing squads, The Star, 20 October 2015.

Anna Edney, Former FDA chief backs Clinton’s push for Daraprim competition, Bloomberg, 20 October 2015.

Suzanne McNamara, Hillary Clinton urges federal actions in response to unfair price hike of life-saving drug, The Market Business, 20 October 2015.

James Love, Drug pricing is out of control. What should be done, PLOS Blog, 19 October 2015.

Anon., Drug price spike to area of concern for health systems, survey finds,…also concerned with ongoing drug shortages, which contribute to high-cost pharmaceuticals, CNN Money, 15 October 2015.

Diana Ernst, Drug used to reduce mortality after MI, discontinued [lopressor],, 8 October 2015.

Tony Hagen, Drug shortages persist despite FDA push for more information, OncLive, 1 October 2015.

Anonymous Guest Post, Drug shortages, price gouging and our broken health care system, ValueWalk, 30 September 2015.

Katherine Derla, Hilary Clinton wants to legalize prescription pill import from Canada,Tech Times 28 September 2015. [Manitoba, Ontario?!]

Lori Tucker, Knoxville doctors frustrated with shortages of common drugs, WATE on your side, 24 September 2015.

Jeremy A. Greene, Generic drug price gouging: how Shkreli and other monopolists concerned the market on essential medications, Slate, 23 September 2015.

Anon. Drug goes from $13.50 a tablet $75, Bloomberg, 21 September 2015.

Andrew Pollack, Drug goes from $13.50 a tablet $750, New York Times, 20 September 2015.

Eleanor Graham, Looming shortage of most effective snake Antivenom raises concerns among experts, NY City News, 9 September 2015

Josh Bloom, Why all that generic drug price savings never happened, Science 2.0, 28 August 2015.

Andrew Pollack, Drug companies pushed from far and wide to explain high prices, New York Times, 23 July 2015.

Kris B. Mamula, Consumer groups condemn Teva-Mylan deal. Pittsburgh Business Times, 14 July 2015.

Michael Mehzer, FDA finalizes six-month drug storage notice regulation, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, 9 July 2015.

Taylor Dobbs, Report: After patient death UVM Medical centre waited weeks to fix flawed system [shortage of Ketamine implicated], Vermont’s NPR News Source, 7 July 2015.

FDA, Antiemetic shortage announced [aprepitant], MPR, 29 June 2015

Victoria Colliver, U.S. suffering from prescription drug shortage, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 June 2015.

Joe and Teresa Graedon, People’s Pharmacy: Drug shortage puts cancer patient in deadly danger, Winston-Salem Journal, 19 June 2015. See also.

Eryka Washington, Patients battle prescription problems [regulations to prevent abuse resulting in access problems],, 18 June 2015.

FDA, announces 2 July 2015 Webinar: Risk-based strategies to prevent drug shortages, FDANews, 18 June 2015.

Dara Lind, What you need to know before the Supreme Court’s death penalty ruling, Vox, 10 June 2015.

AP, Drug Abuse crackdown leads to NV hydrocodone shortage, KOLOTVnews, 10 June 2015.

Sarah Wickline Wallan, Pricey Drugs prompt AMA to ask FDA and FTC for help, MEDPAGE TODAY, 9 June 2015.

Richard Amerling, Price control could dangerously limit Rx drugs, Newsmax, 4 June 2015.

Chris Glorioso et al. I-Team: Emergency Room doctors, paramedics decry shortage of Sugar, salt Water, NBC New York, 5 June 2015.

Elizabeth Hayes, Prescription drug shortage slams OHSU [Oregon] and other providers, Portland Business Journal, 3 June 2015.

Meagan Parrish, US drug shortage–by the numbers, Pharmaceutical Processing, 2 June 2015.

Peter Loftus, US Drug shortages frustrate doctors, patients, The Wall Street Journal, 31 May 2015.

Fahri Quadri et al. Antibacterial drug shortages from 2010 to 2013: implications for clinical practice, Clinical Infectious Disease, 60 (15 June 2015; online 22 April): 1737-42.

Zacks Equity Research, Baxter’s Spain plant FDA-Approved for Saline production, Zacks, 20 May 2015.

Marie Rosenthal, [A GPO–Novation] Survey Says…negative effects from Genetech’s new distribution method, Pharmacy Practice News, 19 May 2015.

Brett Connolly, DEA, FDA discuss prescription problems at US Senate hearing, [Florida], 7 May 2015.

Elizabeth Faugi, Supreme Court debates challenge to execution drug, ABC News, 30 April 2015.

Christopher Brauchli, Drugs, Guns, or Life in Prison, Huff Post The Blog, 24 April 2015.

Thomas Sullivan, Drug shortages policy update, Policy and Medicine, 22 April 2015.

Lenny Bernstein, When the hospital’s drug cabinet is bare, Washington Post, 24 April 2015.

Associated Press, Nebraska might repeal death penalty due to drug shortage FOX News, 17 April 2015.

Marta Wosinska et al, Are shortages going down or not? interpreting data from the FDA and the University of Utal Drug Information Service [ASHP], Health Affairs Blog, 8 April 2015.

[Advertisement] Lana Bandoim G+, Finding solutions to drug shortages,, 4 April 2015. [New company hopes to profit from drug shortages via compounding pharmacy products]

Ernst Berndt, Rena M. Conti, David H. Howard, Cancer drug prices rise with no end in sight, Vox, CEPR’s Policy Portal, 25 March 2015.

Kelly Cohen, Amid lethal drug shortage Utah legalizes execution by firing squad, Washington Examiner, 24 March 2015.

Melissa Klein, Cancer drug [BCG] shortage sends patient on grim search, New York Post, 22 March 2015

Anders, Kelto, Why is insulin so expensive in the US?, Shots–Health News, NPR, 19 March 2015.

A.P. With execution drug shortage, Utah’s not the only state with its eye on the firing squad, Salt Lake Tribune, 11 March 2015.

Staff, FDA issues mobile app to search for drug shortages, Reuters, 6 March 2015.

Karla L. Palmer, A bitter pill for DEA: GAO releases its report on drug shortages and DEA’s management of the quota system, FDA Law Blog, 4 March 2015

Mark Berman, Why the US won’t stop executing inmates even as a Supreme Court ruling looms, Washington Post, 18 February 2015.

David Gelles and Katie Thomas, Pfizer bets $15 billion on new type of generic drugs, New York Times, 5 February 2015

Erika Fry, There’s a national shortage of saline. Fortune, 5 Februrary 2015.

PEW Health Group, Health Care groups identify potential measures to address ongoing drug shortages. EurekAlert! Science News, 5 February 2015.

Philip Zweig, Robert Campbell, How to stop generic drug shortages? End hospital group purchasing kickbacks, Fortune, 30 January 2015.

Peter B. Bach, Why drugs cost so much, New York Times, 14 January 2015.

Stephanie Stahl, Sporadic shortages of flu drug reported [Tamiflu], CBS Philly, 8 January 2015.

Rob Erb, Flu kills 5 in Michigan; spot drug shortages reported, Lansing State Journal, 8 January 2015.

Philip M. Rosoff, When doctors have to play God over drug shortages, The Fiscal Times, 6 January 2015.

Mark Koba, Drug shortage in US may pose deadly problem for patients, Time, 6 January 2015.

Mark Koba, US has a drug shortage and people are dying, Fortune, 6 January 2015.

Sherry A. Glied, Correcting misperceptions related to chemotherapy drug shortages in the United States, Journal of Oncology Practice, 23 December 2014 [responding to Kantarjian below].

Sheryl Nass and Margie PatlakEnsuring Patient Access to Affordable Cancer Drugs: Workshop Summary, National Cancer Policy Forum, Institute of Medicine, 2014 [free download at link; drug shortages throughout and esp. on pp. 15-17 and 40].

Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Drug shortage crisis puts public health at risk, The Conversation, 11 December 2014.

AP Columbus, Ohio law makers remove death penalty bill measure that could have led to drug shortages [propofol], Guardian, 10 December 2014.

Anon., GAO releases report on GPOs, AHA News, 24 November 2014. Report

Jonathan Alperin et al., High-cost generic drugs: implications for patients and policymakers, New England Journal of Medicine, 371:1859-62, 13 November 2014.

Thomas Finn, New GPO Industry reports promote value in anticipation of GAO Survey inspired by critics. Healthcare Matters, 21 October 2014.

Benjamin Davies, Bladder cancer drug shortages and price gouging: the new reality, Forbes, 16 October 2014.

Anon, Actavis agrees to continue making Alzheimer drug for now, Generics and Biosimilars Initiative, 10 October 2014 [see 15 September below]

Peter Jaret, Dangerous drug shortages, AARP Bulletin, October 2014.

Alexander L. Trembley and David Page, Researchers offer strategies for overcoming drug shortages [refers to item below], Journal of Emergency Medical Services, 1 October 2014.

  1. Mazer-Amirshahi, A. Pourmand, S. Singer, et al. Critical drug shortages: Implications for emergency medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine21(6):704–711, 1 October 2014.

Chris Nerney, Drug shortages drain hospital dollars, Healthcare Finance News, 30 September 2014.

Anon. Guerbet wins drug shortage assistance award from FDA,, 29 September 2014

Katie Thomas et al. Detailing financial links of doctors and drug makers, New York Times, 30 September 2014.

Douglas C. Throckmorton, FDA Drug Shortage Assistance Award, recognizing manufacturers who help prevent or alleviate drug shortages, FDA Voice, 24 September 2014.

Hagop Kantarjian, Chemotherapy Drug Shortages in the United States Revisited. Journal of Oncology Practice JOP, September 2014: 329-31.

Christian Collins, Shortage of Alzheimer’s medication concerns some Abilenians, KTXS News, 19 September 2014.

Andrew Pollack, Forest Laboratories’ Namenda [for Alzheimer’s] is focus of lawsuit, New York Times, 15 September 2014

Eric Palmer, UPDATED: Merck again shipping BCG cancer treatment but Sanofi still is not FiercePharma, 10 September 2014.

Liv Osby, Drug shortages put patient care at risk, Greenville Online, 20 August 2014.

Earl Rinehart, Vending Machines help Ohio medics deal with drug shortages, JEMS, 18 Augsut 2014.

Dr. Nicola Davies, FDA Focus: FDA Regulations and drugs shortages in America, The Pharma Letter, 15 August 2014.

Charles E. Schumer, Looming shortage of doxycycline, an antibiotic used to treat Lyme disease is sending price of drug skyrocketing,, 14 August 2014.

Jonathan LaPook, FDA approval of ancient remedy [colchicine] sends price soaring, CBS News, 5 August 2014.

Jennifer Fiala, Rumoured price hikes, rationing send veterinarians scrambling for saline, VIN News, 11 July 2014.

Susan Bliss, Shortages of prescription drugs reported nationwide, Healthline, 21 July 2014.

Holland & Knight,  FDA issues new drug compounding and outsourcing faculty guidance, JD Supra, 10 July 2014.

Anon. Is there no solution? Saline shortage creates issue for US Hospitals, Metro News, 28 June 2014.

April Dembosky, Shortage of saline solution has hospitals on edge, NPR, 22 June 2014.

Matthew Herper, What will happen when biotech drugs go generic, Forbes Magazine, 13 June 2014.

Katherine Eban, The scary reality of a world without meds, Reader’s Digest, June 2014.

Euro News, US drug shortage could change death penalty, 22 April 2014.

Jennifer Hickey, Government causes generic drug shortage [generic prices], Newsmax, 16 April 2014.

Kirsten Stewart, Utah tracking shows persistent drug shortages nationwide, Salt Lake Tribune, 9 April 2014.

Zachary Brennan, US FDA issues import alert on Apotex’s Indian API facility, inPharma, 3 April 2014.

Philip Zweig and Robert A. Campbell, Letter: Response to McKeever et al below [on GPO cause of the drug shortage] Clinical J of Oncology Nursing, 18.2: 143-145, April 2014.

Toni Clarke, US FDA movers to offset shortage of common saline solution [by importing product from Norway], Reuters, 28 March 2014.

Curtis Rooney, Letter: GPOs are not responsible for generic drug shortages. Opinion, Buffalo News Online, [response to Zweig 16 March below], 26 March 2014.

Christian DeRoo, Pay to Play: The impact of Group Purchasing Organizations on the drug shortage, American University Business Law Review 3.1, 227-248, 18 March 2014.

Ted Slafsky, A skewed view on drug shortages [response to Pitts, 11 March below], Delaware online, 25 March 2014.

Katie Thomas and Sabrina Tavernise, Nitroglycerin, a staple of emergency rooms is in short supply, New York Times, 25 March 2014.

John L. Hick, Dan Hanfling, Brooke Courtney, and Nicole Lurie, Rationing salt water–disaster planning and daily care delivery, New England Journal of Medicine, 25 March 2014.

Eyder Peralta, Oklahoma court delays 2 executions because of drug shortage, NPR, 18 March 2014.

Anonymous, Oklahoma faces lethal drug shortage as death row inmates seek further delay, The Guardian, 17 March 2014.

Philip Zweig, Another voice: Schumer defends system that creates shortage of critical prescription drugs, Buffalo News, 16 March 2014.

Hagop Kantarjian and Vivian Ho, Chemotherapy drug shortages in the U.S.-the recurring nightmare, Baker Institute Blog at Rice U, Chron, 13 March 2014.

Peter J. Pitts, Another view: drug shortage policies still come up short, The DesMoines Register, 11 March 2014.

Arnold J. Berry, Looking for treatment for the drug shortage, not a simple prescription, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 89.3: 281-3, March 2014.

Erin R. Fox, Burgunda V. Sweet, Valerie Jensen, Drug shortages: a complex health care crisis, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 89.3: 362-73.

Melissa Pandika, A new drug problem–not enough of them, USA Today, 6 March 2014.

David Jolly, Italy fines Novartis and Roche in Collusion Case, New York Times, 5 March 2014.

Kathy Wilets, National drug shortages at all-time high, threatening patient care, Health Canal, 28 February 2014.

Russ Britt, Drug shortages continue to cost hospitals, delay procedures, Market Watch WSJ, 28 February 2014.

Jennifer Thomas, Premier: Drug shortages continue to affect patient care, increase costs, Charlotte Business Journal, 28 February 2014.

Linda A. Johnson, Hospitals coping better as drug shortages persist. AP The Big Story, 27 February 2014.

Juergen Baetz, Europe’s hostility to capital punishment at root of US execution drug shortage, Salt Lake Tribune, 18 February 2014.

Brussels (AP), US execution drug shortage due to Europe’s opposition to death penalty, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 18 February 2014.

Peter J. Pitts, Erika Lessem, Donna Hope Wegener, Elizabeth Thompson, What to do about drug shortages? [3 Letters in reaction to Tavernise article below], New York Times, 17 February 2014 (print 18 Feb. A22).

Sabrena Tavernise, Drug shortages continue to vex doctors, New York Times, 10 February 2014.

Thomas Finn, American Hustle: GPOs blamed for drug shortages? Healthcare Matters, 10 February 2014.

Mollyann March and Philip Zweig, GPO’s fuel drug shortages, Baltimore Sun, 7 February 2014

Jennifer Goldsack et al., Impact of shortages of injectable oncology drugs on patient care, American Journal of Health Systems Practice, February 2014, 71: e24-e31.

Press Release, Shortages of Oncology drugs continue to impact patient care, ASHP, 4 February 2014.

Nick O’Malley, Botched Ohio execution raises death penalty dilemma, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 January 2014.

Alex Johnson, Some states look at reviving firing squads amid shortage of execution drugs, NBC News, 17 January 2014.

Nick Paul Taylor, BIO and Sanofi are pushing the FDA to tweak its drug shortage rule for vaccines, Fierce Vaccines, 16 January 2014.

Alexander Gaffney, BIO argues changes needed to FDA’s drug shortage rule to account for vaccines, RF Regulatory Focus, 15 January 2014.

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Dennis McGuire could be the first US inmate put to death with new drug combo, Huffington, 10 January 2014.

Bret Coons, Newly published survey shows drug shortages still have a major impact on patient care [about McLaughlin et al below] Eureka Alert, 9 January 2014.

Alexander Gaffney, Could FDA’s new drug shortage rule make shortages worse? Generic drug industry says ‘yes’, RF Regulatory Focus, 7 January 2014.

AP, Ohio death row inmate to be executed with ‘agonizing’ lethal injection method, The Guardian, 7 January 2014.

Keetha Gogineni, Kathleen Shuman and Ezekiel Emanuel. Survey of oncologists about shortages of cancer drugs. New England Journal of Medicine (369):2463-2464, 19 December 2013.

Jonathan D. Rockoff, Hester Plumridge, Glaxo to end payments to doctors for drug promotion, Wall Street Journal, 17 December 2013.

Jonathan D. Rockoff, Ron Winslow, New medicines emerge, but few blockbusters. Drug Makers find it hard to elbow aside established, often cheaper, products. Wall Street Journal, 15 December 2013.

Brie Zeitner, Heartworm drug shortage for dogs has its roots in Northeast Ohio [BenVenu labs], Cleveland Plain Dealer, 3 December 2013.

Milena McLaughlin et al. Effects on patient care caused by drug shortages: A Survey. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, vol. 19, no. 9, Nov-Dec, 2013.

Marta Wosinska [FDA], Solving drug shortages requires incentivizing, reliability, infrastructure quality, Bloomberg Briefs, 11 November 2013.

Manny Fernandez, Executions tall as states seek different drugs, New York Times, 8 November 2013.

Toni Clarke, US FDA outlines plan to combat drug shortages, Reuters, 31 October 2013.

FDA, FDA takes two important actions on drugs shortages, New release, 31 October 2013.

Jacob Gershman, Drug shorage forces Ohio to turn to lethal substitute for execution, Wall Street Journal Law Blog, 28 October 2013.

Associated Press, Ohio turns to untried execution drug mix due to shortage of pentobarbital, The Guardian, 28 October 2013.

Nick Mulcahy, Major Setback in US Cancer Drug Shortage, Medscape, 17 October 2013.

Ted Agres, Doctor group claims drug purchasing organizations causing chronic drug shortage, Clinical Oncology, 17 October 2013.

Eric Palmer, Federal case over drug shortage comes to an end, FiercePharma Manufacturing, 17 October 2013.

Daily Mail and Reuters, Florida murderer [William Happ] who raped and killed woman is left writhing in agony and takes twice as long to die using new untried lethal injection drug, Mail Online, 15 October 2013.

Tu Thanh Ha, Untried sedative to be used in lethal injection tonight because of drug shortage, Globe and Mail, 15 October 2013.

Elizabeth Rosenthal, The soaring cost of a simple breath, New York Times, 12 October 2013.

Associated Press, Missouri execution halted over fears of drug shortage, The Guardian,11 October 2013.

Editorial, Greed, legalized corruption, and the death penalty, St Louis Post Dispatch, 11 October 2013.

Alexander Gaffney, Shortages ongoing and import approach in legal jeopardy; FDA turns to expedited approvals, RF News, 7 October 2013.

Eric Gaillard, Death row inmates sue Texas for sourcing execution drug from compounding pharmacy, Reuters, 4 October 2013.

Jonathan D. Rockoff, Boehringer unit [Ben Venue] that makes J&J’s Doxil will shut down, Wall Street Journal, 3 October 2013.

Heidi Ledford, Drug shortage slows clinical trials, Nature News, 3 October 2013.

CBS News, Emmy winning reports: cancer drug shortages lower children’s survival rate [about Dr Jon LaPook’s reporting], CBS News, 2 October 2013

Jef Feely and Michelle Fay Cortez, J&J says Boehringer fight may case cancer drug shortage [Doxil[, Bloomberg, 1 October 2013.

Michael R. Cohen, Critically important anesthetic faces drug shortage if used in a Missouri execution,, 1 October 2013.

Amy McKeever, Joan Rosen Bloch, Andrea Bratic, Drug shortages and the burden of access to care: a critical issue affecting patients with cancer, Clinical J of Oncology Nursing 17.5, October 2013.

Alexander Gaffney, Legislator asks for FDA evaluation of several novel ideas to solve drug shortage crisis, RF News, 27 September 2013.

Tim Ghianni, Tennessee moves to single drug executions despite pentobarbital shortage, Reuters, 27 September 2013.

Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Texas low on lethal drug, has no plans to change executions, Los Angeles Times, 19 September 2013.

Danielle H. Capilla, Court declines to create a duty for pharmaceutical manufacturers, Health Law Daily cited at Daily Reporting Suite, 6 September 2013. Report about Dale A. Kimball, Judgement in Janet Schubert versus Genzyme, US District Court for the District of Utah, 4 September 2013.

Margaret Clapp, Michael A. Rie, Philip L. Zweig, How a cabal keeps generics scare, New York Times, 2 September 2013.

Marcia Boumil and Gregory D. Curfman, On Access and Accountability- two Supreme Court rulings on generic drugs, New England Journal of Medicine, 22 August 2013.

Brian Bandell, Doctors worried about cancer drug shortage, South Florida Business Journal, 21 August 2013.

Christina Sterbenz, America is getting desperate for drugs to execute people, Business Insider, 19 August 2013.

Colin Poitras, Pharmacy professor working to prevent cancer drug shortages, UConn Today, 12 August 2013.

Thomas Finn, Blame Gamers now targeting GPOs for injectable drug shortages, Health Care Matters, 5 August 2013.

Reuters, Texas faces looming shortage of execution drug pentobarbital The Guardian, 2 August 2013.

Michael Graczyk, Texas Execution Drug Shortage: state running out of pentobarbital, Huffington Post, 1 August 2013.

Jill Wechsler, Court Ruling Threatens Drug Shortage Remedy [for lethal injections], Pharm Exec Blog, 29 July 2013. Read decision here.

Don Jeffrey, Mylan, Sandoz defeat Teva patent lawsuit over copaxone [for multiple sclerosis], Bloomberg, 16 July 2013.

Brent Kendall, U.S. court rejects generic delays, Wall Street Journal, 18 June 2013.

Edward Wyatt, Supreme Court lets regulators sue over generic drug deals, New York Times, 17 June 2013.

Paula Dwyer, Consumers win in Supreme Court’s pay-to-delay ruling, Bloomberg, 17 June 2013.

Gillian Mohney, Nutritional drug shortages take toll on the smallest patients, ABC News,14 June 2013.

Vinita Nair, Critical drug shortage continues, CBS News, 4 June 2013.

Greg Rienzi, Essential drugs, short supplies, Johns Hopkins Magazine, 3 June 2013.

Keerthri Gogineni, U.S. cancer patients suffering from drug shortages, MEDLINEPlus, 3 June 2013.

News Release, Cancer Drug shortages hit 83 percent of U.S. Oncologists, Penn Medicine, 3 June 2013. See also Science Daily, 3 June 2013.

Liz Szabo, Drug shortages endanger cancer patients study finds, USA Today, 3 June 2013

Stuart O. Schweitzer, How the US Food and Drug Administration Can Solve the Prescription Drug Shortage Problem American Journal of Public Health: May 2013, Vol. 103, No. 5, pp. e10-e14. Available here at Medscape Oncology.

Matthew Perrone and Linda A. Johnson, FDA takes action to ease neonatal drug shortage, Boston Globe, 30 May 2013.

Vonda J. Sines, Lyme disease drug shortage prompts nationwide worries, Yahoo News, 29 May 2013

Alexandra Robbins, Children are Dying, Washingtonian, 22 May 2013.

Andrew L. Wang, Lawsuit: Supplier ‘hoodwinked’ Hospira in contract bid [over Canadian client], Health Care News–Crain’s Chicago Business, 14 May 2013.

Lawrence Hurley and Diane Bartz, [Supreme Court] Justices decline to hear Eaton Corp antitrust case, Reuters, 29 April 2013. [relevant to the GPO’s practices for selling drugs].

Arthur Caplan and Zachary Caplan, How Big Pharma rips you off on drugs [pay-for-delay],, 25 April 2103.

Nina Totenberg, Supreme Court hears ‘pay to delay’ pharmaceutical case, NPR, 25 March 2013. [see reports from 17 June 2013 for outcome.]

Mark Karlin, Big pharma pays off generic drug companies, Americans spend billions of dollars more for prescriptions [based on NPR report], Buzz, 25 March 2013.

Editorial, ‘Pay-to-delay’ pharmaceutical deals smack of illegal collusion, Washington Post, 24 March 2013.

Joseph Goedert, AHA advises FDA on Drug Shortage Fixes, Health Data Management, 18 March 2013.

ISPE, ISPE Drug Shortage Initiative Issues Survey in Support of Global Efforts to Understand Drug Shortages, Miami Herald, 14 February 2013.

Adam J. Fein, FDA updates its view on drug shortages, Drug Channels, 31 January 2013.

Roxanne Nelson, GPOs to Blame for Drug Shortages, says Physicians Group,Medscape Medical News, 24 January, 2013 [free account; password will be needed].

  1. Woodcock and M. WosinskaState of the Art: Economic and Technical Drivers of Generic Sterile Injectable Drug Shortages, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics93.2 (Feb 2013): 171-76 online 23 January 2013.

Sylvia Perez, Growing drug shortage a problem for patients and doctors, ABC News, 3 January 2013.

Chelsea Conaboy, Drug shortage linked to increased chance of relapse in childhood cancer, Boston Globe, 27 December 2012.

Monika Metzger et al. The impact of drug shortages on children with cancer: the example of mechlorethamine [with audio link to discussion by Dr Bruce Chabner], New England Journal of Medicine, 27 December 2012.

Rob Stein, How a drug shortage hiked relapse risk for lymphoma patients, Health News from NPR, 26 December 2012.

American Society of Anesthesiologists and FDA, Town Hall on Drug Shortages, 14 December 2012.

Dan Vergano, Drug shortage tied to cancer relapse in kids, USA Today, 27 December 2012

Chelsea Conaboy, Human toll emerging in shortage of some cancer drugs, Boston Globe, 27 December 2012

Christine S. Moyer, Drug shortages worsen following pharmacy-related meningitis scare,, 10 December 2012

Editorial, A stubborn drug shortage, New York Times, 26 November 2012

Katie Thomas, Drug shortages are becoming persistent in U.S., New York Times, 17 November 2012.

Kristina Fiore, Buying groups’ role in drug shortages queried, Medscape, 16 November 2012.

Andrew Pollack, Sanofi halves price of cancer drug after Sloan Kettering rejection, New York Times, 8 November 2012.

Kristina Fiore, Drug shortages spark use of compounders, MedPage Today, 18 October 2012.

Katie Thomas, Drug makers stalled in a cycle of quality lapses and shortages, New York Times, 17 October 2012.

Peter Bach, Leonard B. Saltz, and Robert E. Wittes, In cancer care, cost matters, New York Times, 14 October 2012.

Anon. Hundreds seen at risk in meningitis outbreak [linked to shortages] Times Free Press, 4 October 2012.

Anon. US anti drug price gouging bill goes to committee [during shortages], InPharma, 4 October 2012.

Denise Grady, Sabrina Tavernese, and Andrew Pollack, A Question of Oversight on Compounding Pharmacies, New York Times, 4 October 2012.

Denise Grady, Meningitis outbreak grows with cases in 5 states, New York Times, 3 October 2012.

JoNel Aleccia, Drug shortages abating thanks to FDA efforts, NBC News, 7 September 2012.

Jaimy Lee, No shortage of blame: Congress refocusses on gray market in drug shortfalls,, 28 July 2012 [article currently available only with subscription]

Katie Thomas, Soaring ointment prices are a dermatologic mystery,  New York Times, 9 August 2012.

Edward Wyatt, For Big Drug Companies, a headache looms. New York Times, 26 July 2012.

Nadia Kounang, Is FDA to blame for drug shortages. CNN News, 25 July 2012.

Jaimy Lee, FDA denies causing drug shortages,, 24 July 2012. For the FDA letter click here.

Sean Murphy, Oklahoma inmate: Drug shortage should halt execution, US News, 10 July 2012.

U.S. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Meaningless Red Tape Causing Medication Shortages, 15 June 2012 (press release — contains links to the full report).

Vera Chinese, Kirsten Gillibrand pushes bill designed to halt Rx shortfalls, which plague 14 cancer meds. NY Daily News, 20 May 2012. Press Release with names of drugs in short supply.

Alice Park, Inside America’s Drug Shortage. Part 2 Scrambling for a Solution. Time, 21 March 2012

Alice Park, Inside America’s Drug Shortage. Part 1 US Cancer Drug Shortage: Economics of Generics to Blame? Time, 19 March 2012

Michael F. Cannon, What is causing drug shortages, Cato@Liberty, 16 March 2012.

Jonny Bonner, “Death by Drug Shortage, Widow [of a doctor] says” Courthouse News Service, 7 March 2012.

  1. P. Link, K. Hagerty, HM Kantarjian. Chemotherapy Drug Shortages in the U.S., Journal of Clinical Oncology, 1 March 2012.

ASCO [American Society of Clinical Oncology], ASCO Calls on Congress to Solve the Growing Crisis of Cancer Drugs Shortage, ASCO in Action, 21 February 2012

Gardiner Harris, “Shipments from Abroad Ease Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs,” New York Times, 21 February 2012.

Amy Willis, Drug shortage threatens Texas death sentences, Telegraph, 15 February 2012.

Glenn D. Braunstein, What’s behind our national drug shortages, Huffington Post, 6 February 2012.

Sharona Hoffman, The Drugs Stop Here; A Public Health Framework to Address the Drug Shortage Crisis. Food and Drug Law Journal 67.1 (2012): Research paper no 2012-4.

Barry A. Friedman, “FDA Increases Vigilance on Aseptic Processing Facilities,” [Bio/Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Report, Vol 16; No. 11, November 2011], 20 December 2011

John Wilkerson, HHS rejected ASP Hike after weighing GPO, drug distribution issues,, 9 November 2011

Editorial, “Frightening Shortage of [injectable] drugs,” New York Times, 18 February 2012

Gardiner Harris, “Supply of Cancer drug [methotrexate] may run out …” New York Times, 10 February 2012.

Patricia Anstett, Shortage of important drugs, Detroit Free Press, 5 January 2012

Philip M. Rosoff, Unpredictable drug shortages: an ethical framework, American Journal of Bioethics, 12.1: 1-9, January 2012.

Gardiner Harris, FDA … Attention Deficit Drugs, New York Times, 31 December 2011

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) The Drug-Shortage Crisis,  ASCO Connections Magazine, 19 December 2011

Mandy L. Gatesman, Thomas J. Smith. The shortage of essential chemotherapy drugs in the United States. N Engl J Med. 3 November 2011;365:1653-5. [PMID:22040130] doi:10.1056/NEJMp1109772

IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Drug shortages: A closer Look at products, suppliers and volume volatility, November 2011.

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