Tuesday, September 29, 2015
New Report Shows Not Just Drug Wholesales causing high cost but: "Independent Drugstores and the "Gray Market". "Some pharmacies also function as small drug distributors that do little more than take advantage of scarcity and divert drugs in short supply to the wholesale gray market. When a drug becomes hard to procure due to raw material shortages or manufacturing bottlenecks, some of these small pharmacy distributors buy the drugs with the intention of hoarding them to resell at a substantial profit when the price has increased and the shortage worsened"
PR Newswire (press release)-18 hours ago
"[S]ome of these small pharmacy/distributors are likely created to take ... inhibit a tool drug plans use to promote competition among pharmacies," notes