This week marks the six-month anniversary of President Obama signing an Executive Order to help FDA in its efforts to prevent and resolve prescription drug shortages. Following the Executive Order, FDA sent out letters to drug manufacturers asking them to "voluntarily report to FDA if they saw the emerging potential for a drug shortage.""I am both amazed and delighted to see the progress that’s been made," said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg in a blog post (here).
Congress has launched several investigations of the drug shortage problem, and last year President Obama issued an executive order directing the FDA to expand its authority to police drug shortages, including requiring all manufactu... Read Post
Headlines of the "Obama Orders FDA to Take Action on Drug Shortages" were all over the news yesterday. But anyone who actually knows the industry could be forgiven for wondering what was going on. That's because the drug shortage pr... Read Post