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GOP lawmakers offer bill to ease drug shortages
Modern Healthcare

Republican lawmakers introduced legislation that would aim to resolve drug shortages by changing the way that generic sterile injectable drugs are reimbursed and offering brand-name drug manufacturers incentives to enter the market when drugs are in short supply.

Reps. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) and Dan Benishek (R-Mich.) introduced the Patient Access to Drugs in Shortage Act on Thursday in the House of Representatives.