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Drug company struggles to meet demand for heartburn drug

A new over-the-counter heartburn drug, Prilosec OTC, has met with phenomenal success resulting in a shortage of the drug nationwide. Its popularity stems from the fact that it is in some cases a third of the price of the same prescription medicine. The drug company underestimated its popularity and is struggling to meet the demand.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Washington Times

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About: Drug company struggles to meet demand for heartburn drug

Date: 13 October 2004

Source: The Washington Times

Author: Laura Withers

URL: http://washingtontimes.com/business/20041012-093536-6892r.htm

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