Shortages of Vital Prescription Drugs

Gardiner Harris talked about Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimate that close to 180 important drugs are in short-supply. In… read more

Gardiner Harris talked about Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimate that close to 180 important drugs are in short-supply. In response, health providers are being forced to purchase expensive alternative drugs. Guest will discuss the reasons behind the shortfall and some of the proposals for correcting the problem, which include a national stockpiling of select drugs, incentives for increased production of generic drugs and more authority for the FDA to ensure that adequate supplies exist. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 29, 2011

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  • Aug 29, 2011 | 9:22am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 29, 2011 | 7:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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