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Bill would seek to avert medication shortages
Modern Healthcare

Legislation introduced today would begin addressing a growing drug shortage “crisis” by requiring the Food and Drug Administration to notify providers of looming medication shortages and coordinate efforts with other drug makers to fill such supply gaps.

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), mirrors Senate legislation introduced in February by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and called the Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act.