Partisan Fight Over Drug Shortages Dominates House PAHPA Markup

By Jessica Karins / July 13, 2023 at 5:55 PM
Republicans’ omission of drug shortage measures sought by FDA from legislation reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) sparked partisan fireworks as a House panel passed pandemic bills along party lines Thursday (July 13), with Republicans accusing Democrats of derailing what should be a bipartisan renewal process and Democrats introducing drug shortage amendments that were quickly shot down. FDA’s request for new authority to tackle drug shortages is also absent from the PAHPA reauthorization bill slated to be marked...

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