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Hospitals Adapting Amid Continued Drug Shortages
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Drug shortages remain widespread and hospitals spent nearly $700 million over three years to cover the additional costs of finding more expensive generic substitutes, according to a survey and analysis from the group purchasing organization, Premier.

“It’s clear that this remains to be a very serious problem that continues to impact patient care and it creates major challenges for our healthcare system and other providers,” Premier COO Mike Alkire said on a conference call with media last week.