Sunday House Call, #709, September 15, 2019: Cheap generics lead to worldwide drug shortage
Topics today include:
The Economist writes this week about how cheap generic drug prices have lead to global shortages because they have become unprofitable to produce. Governments looking to create pharmacare programs will likely make the situation even worse.
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