Obama To Sign Executive Order To Address Prescription Drug Shortages
President Obama will use his office’s powers once again to address prescription drug shortages and pricing.
“The shortage of prescription drugs drives up costs, leaves consumers vulnerable to price gouging and threatens our health and safety,” said a White House statement.
It’s the latest move in Obama’s “We Can’t Wait” campaign, targeting congressional Republicans who are blocking the president’s $447 billion jobs bill.
…Obama’s orders today instruct the FDA to do three things: “Broaden reporting of potential shortages of certain prescription drugs; speed reviews of applications to begin or alter production of these drugs; and provide more information to the Justice Department about possible instances of collusion or price gouging.”