Expert sees Canadian drug problem

Jeff Morrison of the Canadian Pharmacists Association says drug shortages are having an impact on Canada's health care system, the Canadian Press reported. A global medical supply chain is being affected by decisions to cut off manufacturers because of poor quality manufacturing techniques or ingredients, he said. He also argued rising demand for treatment around the world is having an effect, and there are also hightened manufacturing inspection standards.

Published: Wednesday, 08/24/2011 12:00 am EDT

Jeff Morrison of the Canadian Pharmacists Association says drug shortages are having an impact on Canada's health care system, the Canadian Press reported. A global medical supply chain is being affected by decisions to cut off manufacturers because of poor quality manufacturing techniques or ingredients, he said. He also argued rising demand for treatment around the world is having an effect, and there are also hightened manufacturing inspection standards.

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