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Former Deputy Commissioner of FDA Highlights Value of Small Distributors
Date:12/7/2011

ting product, and often times they have to acquire the product at a much higher price than what GPO might acquire it at," Gottlieb said. "I raise this just because there has been a lot of discussion about the so-called gray market and profiteering, but a lot of the small distributors who are acquiring the drugs at higher prices – and significantly higher prices – and then selling obviously them at higher prices as well, are performing an important market-clearing function."

Gottlieb's comments highlight the vital role small distributors play in health care – a role on which the National Coalition of Pharmaceutical Distributors has been working to educate people for several months.

About NCPD

The National Coalition of Pharmaceutical Distributors is a national trade association representing the wellbeing and interests of the independent and specialty pharmaceutical distribution industry. NCPD is dedicated to securing the pharmaceutical supply chain and is aggressively working to help enact federal legislation to revamp the nation's chain of custody laws for prescription pharmaceutical products.


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