Drug Shortage In The United States: A Case Study

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This paper describes the background of drug shortages in the United States. The stakeholders, political, social, economic, and practical factors surrounding this topic are identified. In advising the current presidential administration, three possible options to mitigate this problem are presented. Of the three possible interventions, option two is the best option. If 42% of all drug shortages are related to quality, and 35 % are manufacturing issues, then logical upstream thinking aimed at fixing the quality and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. is the best option. Option three is feasible. Proceeding with option three would help to alleviate drug shortages; but it is more challenging to monitor quality and manufacturing practices

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