Bizarre drug shortage story

Author: Alexander Stack Professional Corporation |


Guest post by Andrew Moeser:

Another story about availability problems for generic medicines, but the case of sodium thiopental is different from the general shortage of drugs.

It’s an interesting example of global linkages in drug markets – concerns of Italian officials (the site of manufacturing) that the drug will be used for executions in the US means that there’s a shortage for use in anesthesia in Canada (and elsewhere).

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