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Drug Shortages Continue to Plague Health Care System

Despite notable successes in preventing and mitigating short supplies of important medicines, the drug shortage crisis still disrupts medical treatment and gives drug manufacturers a bad name. The Food and Drug Administration is doing a better job of identifying potential shortage situations and implementing relief strategies, but many supply problems continue to limit treatment options […]
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Congress Clarifies Drug Compounding, Tracking Policies

Public outrage over deaths from contaminated injectables produced by large compounding pharmacies, along with rising concerns about counterfeit and unauthorized drugs entering the U.S. market, managed to lift the stalemate on Capitol Hill long enough to generate agreement on reform legislation. After months of public hearings and negotiations, Democrat and Republican leaders of the House […]
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Court Ruling Threatens Drug Shortage Remedy

The Food and  Drug Administration may no longer be able to alleviate shortages in vital drugs by permitting the import of unapproved medicines following a decision by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The ruling of July 23, 2013 also raises broader questions about when and how FDA can “exercise regulatory discretion” […]
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Drug Shortages Still in Focus

By Patricia Van Arnum. Drug shortages, particularly those for sterile injectable drugs, took center stage last year. In response, industry and the federal government, including FDA, took steps to address the problem. Progress has been made, and Congress is further evaluating if additional steps need to be taken.
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