Congress seems intent on making drug shortages worse

posted by
February 15, 2012
OpenMarket.org
by Greg Conko  
Posted in Commentary

"This problem is exacerbated by the fact that FDA not only must approve drugs as safe and effective, they also must approve the quantities produced and the timing of production schedules. So, when one manufacturer’s plant is closed, competitors need to get FDA approval before they can ramp up their production to meet the shortfall. Waiting for FDA to get through the approvals takes time, and that contributes to some of the drug shortages we’ve seen." (02/15/12)

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