House legislation proposes early warning system for drug shortages

Thompson, Cheryl A.
August 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 15, p1379
Academic Journal
The article reports an early warning system proposed by the House Legislation for drug shortages, and mentions that if this bipartisan bill is enacted it will improve patient safety by reducing shortages in life-saving medications. It refers to the Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act of 2011, in which the House legislation is longer than the similarly titled Senate bill. Also presented is a table of pending federal legislation on drug shortages.


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