Senator Eyes Plan To Ease Prescription Drug Shortages

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., plans to introduce legislation in the new Congress to address a shortage of some cancer drugs and other meds.

(Minneapolis-St.Paul) Pioneer Press: Senator Seeks To Ease Drug Shortage
As a shortage of some cancer drugs and certain other medications persists, a U.S. senator from Minnesota is proposing legislation she says will help federal regulators address the problem (Snowbeck, 12/28).

Star Tribune: A Push To Ease Prescription Drug Shortages
According to (Sen. Amy) Klobuchar (D-Minn.), 150 drugs are now considered in short supply in the United States -- twice as many as five years ago. As a result, she said, she plans to introduce legislation to speed up the availability of substitutes, including comparable drugs from other countries. (Lerner, 12/29).

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