While There's No Easy Rx for Drug Shortages, Pharma Groups Have Some Ideas
Industry groups suggest that the drug shortage crisis needs to be addressed by changing the economic model for reimbursement, while US FDA can help by making it easier for manufacturers to use “standby” facilities as needed to bridge supply gaps and by providing generic drug manufacturers with more notice on when applications will be approved.
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