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Solve US drug shortages with imported medicine that measures up to FDA standards

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Occasionally we encounter a simple tweak in public policy that would be a win-win -— if it weren’t for politicians, burea... read more

Short of meds…

Many measures have been proposed to ease the medication shortage: Ease the imports: If drugs sold in other countries were exported from the United States ... the FDA can reach out to other manufacture... read more

Congress acts to ease shortages of vital drugs in FDA overhaul

senators rejected a measure championed by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., that would have allowed imports of low-cost Canadian prescriptions. Pressure for Klobuchar's provision has been building for months, ... read more

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What should a hospital do when critical drugs are in short supply?

The gray market is composed of private brokers or dealers of drugs who generally surface only during a shortage ... Fortunately, this last move saved us from disaster. The FDA gave us special permissi... read more

Generic Drugs: Cheaper, Yes; Same Quality, Maybe Not

China—which has suffered a string of manufacturing scandals, including one involving contaminated heparin that led to serious and deadly allergic reactions in the United States—is gearing up to become ... read more

US bans import of 30 generic drugs of Ranbaxy

The United States Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday banned the import of more than 30 generic drugs manufactured by ... These actions are proactive measures that the FDA is taking in order to as... read more

Essential drugs, short supplies

If a shortage ... chemotherapy drugs can be marked up by the manufacturer. Pharmaceutical companies also face heavier regulation by the Food and Drug Administration and have had to upgrade facilities ... read more

Goa bans fish import for six months from tomorrow

The state government on October 26 stopped allowing fish traders who haven’t registered with the food and drugs administraion (FDA) to import fish ... in order to set up a lab in Goa with active parti... read more

Politics and Pricing Will Challenge Manufacturers in 2016

And the House Judiciary Committee will continue to explore drug pricing as part of its examination of factors affecting competition in the US ... shortages and to reward manufacturers able to document ... read more

Could pot help solve the U.S. opioid epidemic?

In the mid-19th century, some European doctors became fascinated with a plant-derived drug recently imported from India. Cannabis had been used as medicine ... (FDA) concluded that the evidence for th... read more

It’s Time for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry

We pay a third time when we lose revenue through tax breaks and loopholes that allow pharmaceutical companies to market their drugs to us tax-free and operate ... medications that appear on the FDA’s ... read more

Drug importation from Canada increases patient risk with no guarantee of lower prices

That is why four former commissioners of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter ... are accustomed to U.S. standards for drug labels and dosage forms. There is no comprehensive syst... read more

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