Obama tackles drug shortages, prices
October 31st, 2011
02:33 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama tackles drug shortages, prices

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday designed to help reduce a growing number of prescription drug shortages while protecting patients from possible pharmaceutical industry price gouging.

Among other things, the order requires the Food and Drug Administration to increase its reporting of possible shortages of certain prescription drugs, while also speeding up regulatory reviews of new drug manufacturing sites, drug suppliers and manufacturing changes.

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  1. FLIndependent

    @ Mike – I love it when you Repubs say that when the President takes action on things he's just doing it for votes...seriously? Yes, Mike, we do actually like a President that is trying to do something for the citizenry of our Country and if you think he's doing it for votes then, guess what, he must be doing something right! Too bad the Repub/Tea Partiers in Congress can't get the message.

    October 31, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  2. Tired of the nonsense

    Keep trying, Mr.President. You're doing a great job.

    How about making it easier to order medications from Canada? That would be a big help.

    October 31, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. Mikey

    @Mike – Where did you get the ideal that oil prices are low? Oil is at $90 per barrel. Very high historically... and gas prices have gone down about 40 or 50 cents per gallon since oil went down from $110 to $90.

    October 31, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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