Drug shortages, drug costs, the questionable quality of over-the-counter medicines: myriad issues have developed in pharmaceuticals in an era of enhanced regulatory efforts, rising healthcare costs and a global economy in which drug components are manufactured around the world. The new war on drugs is a policymaking battle in the legislative arena not over illicit back-alley dealing, but over cost, control and accessibility of the pills populating Americans' medicine cabinets.
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