FDA Says Regulation Doesn't Cause Drug Shortages

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 1:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday hit back at accusations that overregulation by the agency is the root cause of prescription drug shortages, which has sparked an investigation into drugs in short supply being resold on a gray market at inflated prices.

The FDA said the issues cited by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a June report criticizing the agency are largely outside the agency's control. The report claims overregulation by the FDA, beginning shortly after Margaret Hamburg became commissioner in...
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