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Drug shortages lead to price gouging
USA Today

Scalping tickets to a rock concert can get you arrested. But reselling lifesaving medications at a hefty markup is a thriving business. With the nation in the midst of a record shortage of prescription drugs — including vital medications used in everything from surgery to chemotherapy — unscrupulous marketers are stockpiling hard-to-find drugs and attempting to sell them back to hospitals at up to 50 times their normal prices, a new report says.