Drug Shortages: Is "Buy American" One Solution?
Moving more manufacturing to the US could help increase supply chain reliability, which could prevent or blunt shortages, an industry representative argues.
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FDA's inter-agency drug shortage task force wants comments on whether new shortage prevention and mitigation policies should include closer examination of mergers and acquisitions that could create drug shortages.
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