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Not in my backyard

Not in my backyard

I think we’re all for lowering drug prices. And I know we’re all for helping patients access affordable medicine. ... The idea that one can turn to a neighbour for a solution is, at best, a short-term solution reserved for the most extreme cases like

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  • FDA launches drug shortages mobile app FDA launches drug shortages mobile app

    Valerie Jensen, associate director of the Drug Shortage Staff in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said: “The FDA understands that healthcare professionals and pharmacists need real-time ... The new mobile app is an innovative tool

  • EMA publishes European drug shortage details EMA publishes European drug shortage details

    product. Details include information on the reason for the shortage and the current status of supply. ... Regulators in the US are also looking to address problems of drug shortages after 251 cases were reported in 2011.

  • FDA creates drug shortage plan FDA creates drug shortage plan

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the action, which extends to biological products, as part of an improved plan to tackle drug shortages. ... called for in the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA).

  • Swift US approval for Baxter’s nutritional supplement Swift US approval for Baxter’s nutritional supplement

    The approval comes after the drug received priority review status from the US regulator due to the shortage of products available for patients in this condition. ... There are a total of 242 products listed in the FDA' drug shortage list, 16 of which are

  • US shortage of GSK’s restless legs syndrome treatment Horizant US shortage of GSK’s restless legs syndrome treatment Horizant

    FDA blames contract manufacturer delays. Delays at GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) contract manufacturer have caused a shortage in the US of restless legs syndrome treatment Horizant, according to the FDA. ... This saw a Complete Response Letter, declining to

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