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Drug shortages add millions to hospital costs, survey finds

Dive Brief: Hospitals in the U.S. spent more than 8.6 million hours of additional worker hours and just under $ 360 million per year to manage drug shortages, according to a first-of-its-kind survey from healthcare performance management firm Vizient. All 365 hospitals responding to the survey experienced shortages and two-thirds reported at least 20 shortages… Read More »

A drug may prevent Alzheimer’s but there are no plans to find out

Large studies are needed before drugs can make it into pharmaciesPeoplepictures/Getty By Debora MacKenzie An arthritis drug seems to significantly cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease – but there are no plans to find out if it really works. Last week, The Washington Post reported that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has data showing that an… Read More »