FDA Working To Address Rx Drug Shortages
A top FDA official has said the agency is working to address drug shortages that have affected U.S. hospitals. According to FDA, nearly 70 prescription drugs were considered to be in short supply as of Monday. Cynthia Schnedar, director of the Office of Compliance at FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said FDA is pushing manufacturers to increase their production of short-supplied drugs. However, Schnedar noted that FDA "cannot require a company to continue making a drug, to make more of a drug, or how much of the drug to make or who to sell the drug to."
- "FDA Says it's Fighting Drug Shortages" (Rubenfire, Modern Healthcare, 10/6).