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Drug shortages prompt question: are some medicines too cheap?
Reuters

Philip Aubrey buys medicines for British government-funded hospitals across London, capital of the world’s fifth-largest economy, but last year he struggled to secure supplies of a basic AIDS drug.

He is not alone. Shortages of essential drugs, mostly generic medicines whose patents have long expired, are becoming increasingly frequent globally, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to suggest minimum prices may be needed to keep some products on the market.

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