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The High Cost of Low Prescription Drug Prices

Yanick Labrie | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada
Yanick Labrie

Drug shortages remain a source of headache for health professionals throughout the country. Policies that artificially lower prices end up making the production of certain prescription drugs simply unprofitable. In the long run, this situation has the effect of pressuring several pharmaceutical companies to abandon the production of drugs whose profit margins are too small and reallocate their resources to the production of others with a better chance of being profitable. We are missing our target if, by trying to ensure that drugs are safe and sold at low prices, we create shortages.

B.C. Prescription Drug Shortage Leaves Patients Scrambling

CBC | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada

Patients in British Columbia are being forced to switch medications due to prescription drug shortages, making many treatments unavailable across the ...