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Drug resales get scrutiny

The Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2012

Some drug distributors are setting up fake pharmacies that allow them to obtain and then artificially raise the prices for cancer drugs and other medicines that are in short supply, according to letters written by lawmakers Wednesday. Lawmakers are looking into what they claim is a "gray market" for scarce prescription drugs that has emerged in recent months. Three Democrats on Wednesday sent letters to pharmacies that they say appear to have sold drugs in short supply to drug wholesalers which sold them at a sharp markup instead of dispensing the drugs to patients.