DATE: September 30, 2011
TIME: 11:00 a.m. (ET)
LENGTH: 30 minutes
Do you know that in 2010 there were a record number of shortages of prescription drugs, and that in 2011, FDA continues to see an increasing number of shortages, especially those involving older sterile injectable drugs?
On Friday, September 30th, FDA hosted a webinar that addressed how the agency helps reduce the impact of drug shortages for patients and our nation’s health care system. Captain Valerie Jensen, R.Ph., Associate Director for FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s (CDER’s) Drug Shortage Program, discussed the extent of the current drug shortage issue and the importance of communication among FDA, drug manufacturers, health professionals, and the public, in helping to reduce its impact on public health.
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FDA Basics Webinar on U.S. Drug Shortages (PDF, 165KB)
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