Navigation Links
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.


'/>"/>

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

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. American Society of Hematology statement on critical methotrexate drug shortage
2. ATS issues joint statement on key issues and recommendations for critical care research
3. ACR and SBI issue statement on British Medical Journal article on effect of mammography on breast cancer death rates
4. EMAS publishes position statement about the post-reproductive health of women
5. AMP releases statement on diagnostics in drug labels
6. Radiation risks to health: A joint statement from leading scientific experts
7. ATS issues joint statement on the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
8. ATS issues statement on the treatment of pulmonary fungal infections
9. IOF statement on new IOM dietary reference intakes for calcium and vitamin D
10. EMAS publishes position statements about the post-reproductive health of women
11. AAO-HNS releases consensus statement: diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is ... be a convenient service for Texas, they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One ... hiring spree that will bring new jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital health platform that ... Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and returning investor ... more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply want to improve ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Peter Zipp Insurance, an ... around the greater Phoenix metropolitan region, is announcing a charity event to provide ... the Homeless Youth Connection is to promote community awareness of the ongoing needs ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Bill Mull Agencies, a Wichita-based firm ... around central Kansas, is joining the Youth Horizons organization for a charity event ... in Wichita, Youth Horizons works to empower area children from unstable, troubled, or ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Kenall Manufacturing, a leader ... MedMaster™ MPCNGX . The MPCNGX is a multi-function, sealed, LED luminaire that meets the ... light where and when it’s needed. , A 2’ x 4’ model ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... NEW YORK , Dec. 8, 2016 ... ... such as reducing loss of blood during surgeries, lowering the ... surgeries, and decreasing risks of SSIs. The patient warming systems ... and intravascular warming systems.These benefits in turn reduce the stay ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 KEY FINDINGS ... grow in 2017-2023. Various reasons for growth of the ... higher incidences of chronic diseases, high recovery cost of ... services. Medical lifting sling refers to an assistive ... mobility. These slings connect to the lift and hold ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... LONDON , Dec. 8, 2016 ... diagnostics includes products and tests that are used ... grass, weed, peanuts, milk, or drugs etc. in ... developed by the immune system. The report on ... future prospects of the market. The report consists ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: