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  • Pharmacists at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center unpack a new shipment in Fairbanks, Alaska, March 30, 2021, photo by Nathan Howard/Reuters

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    Most U.S. Drug Shortages Appear to Be Domestic in Scope

    Oct 27, 2021

    Major U.S. drug shortages are rarely associated with volume and price changes in other countries. A global perspective is important when addressing shortages, but policymakers and the health care system should explore ways to leverage the supply of drugs in other countries in response to U.S. shortages.

  • A nurse taking a patient's blood pressure, photo by vitapix/Getty Images

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    Investment in Women's Health Research Could Reap Large Societal Benefits

    Oct 11, 2021

    The potential gains from women-focused research are substantial, given the limitations in knowledge about disease development and impacts for women relative to men. Savings would include increased life years, fewer disruptions to work productivity, and fewer years with disease and functional dependence.

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