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Rising drug shortages pose national security threat, Senate panel says

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2023
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A new Senate report found that drug shortages in the U.S. are increasing in frequency and duration, due to over-reliance on foreign countries like China and India, which is posing national security concerns.

The report from the Democrat-led Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs provided a damning indictment of the U.S. government’s ability to predict drug shortages and address them effectively. It also laid out troubling statistics on the rate of drug shortages.

The report said drug shortages increased by almost 30 percent between 2021 and 2022, with...

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