Half of hospitals buy back-door drugs, new survey shows

  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    ...Amid growing reports of price-gouging for life-saving drugs, half of hospital officials said they've bought medications from back-door suppliers during recent drug shortages, a new survey shows.

    ...Fifty-two percent of hospital purchasing agents and pharmacists reported they d bought drugs from so-called gray market vendors during the previous two years, according to a just-released survey of 549 hospitals by the Institute for Safe Medication practices, an advocacy group.

    ..Worst-ever drug shortage
    The new focus on gray-market suppliers comes amid the worst drug shortage in U.S. history. Last year, 211 vital drugs were reported in short supply, according to the University of Utah Drug Information Service. As of July 31, 180 drug shortages have been reported this year, with estimates that number could double by the end of 2011. Most are drugs to treat cancer, sedate patients during surgery or treat critically ill patients during emergencies.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44280296/ns … alth_care/
    well maybe it's time for all natural alternative medicine.. roll

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      is this acceptable to everyone?
      getting prescription drugs "under the table" or  "at the back door"

    2. aka-dj profile image79
      aka-djposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Why rely on drugs?

      We should not be on drugs!!!

      Prevention is better than a cure.
      Always was. Always will be!

      Trouble is, majority of people don't know the cause of their illness, so they are at a loss as to how to prevent it. It then reverts to the professionals telling us we must take this or that drug to treat the condition.

      Perhaps you should have put this in the Health Forum.
      You may have got more responses. (?) hmm