• After Numerous Delays, Legislation to Curb Drug Shortages to Advance in Congress

    • 11 May 2012
    In early 2011, several bills aiming to curb drug shortages were introduced in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Despite the bills' bipartisan nature and widespread support, they've languished in Congressional committees ever since. Now, reports CBS , there are signs that both bills could see passage before the end of the year. The bills, House and Senate versions of the Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act (H.R. 2245 & S. 296) , would r...
  • Hamburg Touts Agency's Efforts to Curb Drug Shortages

    • 04 May 2012
    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said her agency has been remarkably successful in curbing drug shortages and working with industry to provide advanced warning when the agency is unable to prevent a shortage. In a posting on the agency's FDA Voice blog, Hamburg said she is "both amazed and delighted to see the progress that's been made." Hamburg noted advanced warning of shortages-thanks in part to an FDA rule asking manufacturers to...