President Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration to take action to curb drug shortages, an escalating problem that has endangered patients and led to the emergence of what many refer to as “a grey market” for drugs in shortage. Today, Obama issued an executive order
instructing the FDA to take certain actions, which are detailed in a report posted today on the FDA website
. President Obama also offered support for the bipartisan House and Senate legislation that would require drug manufacturers to give the FDA prior notice of a shortage, an important first step in helping to curtail drug shortages.
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