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Statement from ASH President Armand Keating, M.D., on FDA action to alleviate drug shortages
Date:2/21/2012

(WASHINGTON, February 21, 2012) The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is encouraged by the steps FDA is taking to alleviate drug shortages that have significantly affected so many patients with hematologic malignancies under our members' care. The measures announced today are consistent with the Society's recommendations to FDA, Congress, and the Obama Administration to expand the agency's authority to prevent drug shortages by requiring manufacturers to provide early notification of impending shortages and importing drugs in critical supply.

While ASH applauds the specific actions announced today, we also realize that these measures represent only a portion of a solution to a much larger problem. In addition to these steps, additional measures - such as developing a national drug registry and providing economic incentives to manufacturers to produce a steady supply of generics - must be implemented to permanently prevent shortages. Until a complete solution is in place, treatment will be delayed and care will be rationed for critically ill patients. ASH will continue to support legislative, regulatory, and policy changes that will give FDA the ability to prevent and mitigate drug shortages before they progress to crisis status.


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Contact: Andrea Slesinski
aslesinski@hematology.org
202-552-4927
American Society of Hematology
Source:Eurekalert

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