Biden Memo Lets HHS Use DPA To Fight Drug Shortages

By Jessica Karins / January 2, 2024 at 5:06 PM
A new presidential determination gives HHS more authority to boost manufacturing of essential medical products through the Defense Production Act (DPA), which the department plans to immediately use to hike domestic production of starting materials for sterile injectable drugs. President Joe Biden issued the determination in a memo to the HHS secretary on Dec. 27. The White House had announced in November that it would make the determination as one of several actions to increase the resiliency of the domestic...


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