Warehouse strike creates drug shortages in Australia

Not all drug shortages are tied to manufacturing problems. In Melbourne, Australia, Sigma Pharmaceuticals ($ASX) has asked officials to step in and mediate to end a strike at a warehouse that is slowing the delivery of drugs to pharmacies. About 130 of 150 warehouse workers walked out March 1 over the company's plan to cut loadings on night shifts. The Financial Review reports that no "life-saving" drugs are involved but that the company delivers hundreds of medications to pharmacies in Australia. Story

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