Hospitals regularly harassed by 'gray market' drug sources

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices reports that more than half of the nation's hospitals receive daily solicitations for "gray market" medications, marked-up drugs offered in a parallel market. Hospitals are also receiving regular solicitations to purchase stockpiles of their drugs, according to the survey of more than 540 hospitals. Many hospitals are reluctant to disclose their needs, saying they will be harassed for months afterwards to make the purchase. Report