Dozens Of Hospital, Pharmacy Groups Back Senate Drug Shortage Bill

By Kelly Lienhard / November 7, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Dozens of hospital and pharmacy groups have thrown their support behind a bipartisan Senate bill to avert drug shortages, with sources telling Inside Health Policy some of the groups worked with the cosponsors to develop the bill. The groups view the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act , introduced by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN), as more comprehensive than a bipartisan House bill, but a hospital source suggested the two approaches could be merged. Forty-seven organizations...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, detailed reporting on drug pricing reforms, Medicaid policy, FDA news and much more.