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Survey links quality problems, drug shortages
Modern Healthcare

Multiple factors contribute to drug shortages, but issues within the quality systems of manufacturing appear to be the primary cause, according to a survey conducted by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. Through the ISPE’s 2013 Drug Shortages Survey, the not-for-profit organization asked industry professionals and companies about the technical, engineering, quality, governance and regulatory issues that may affect drug shortages, in hopes that the data can be used to develop methods for mitigating these events.