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FDA needs teeth to avert drug shortages
Los Angeles Times

It didn’t used to be in Sandy Binder’s job description to be a drug sleuth.

As director of oncology community practices at UCLA, she didn’t have to spend two hours a day checking on the supply of crucial cancer drugs at her six clinics and dickering with suppliers to make sure her doctors could get their hands on what their patients needed, even if at a markup that tripled the normal cost.

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