For the past few months the United States has been facing a fairly major drug shortage which got one step closer to being resolved this week. Congress officially approved a major bill which will now force companies to alert the FDA of an impending shortage. The idea is that the FDA will either offer support which will prevent the shortage or the FDA will find another solution to replace the drug.
This is absolutely great news for millions of Americans that are affected by drug shortages every year. This new FDA change will now provide support and help to those that often run into shortages and in a short time it will prevent any kind of drug shortage according to Congress.
This is also good news for anyone that might soon need medication because doctors will no longer prescribe the drugs that may soon be unavailable. This should, in theory prevent many of the medical problems people have. This will also help doctors and patients work on finding another solution or medication that will be readily available.
Congress says that this new FDA change should take place in the coming weeks. It will likely take a few months before things become as effective as they’re planning. Assuming this new change does work, it will definitely be great news for millions of people.