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Healthy Living: Drug Shortage Update

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There has been increasingly frequent drug shortages in the US during the past decade, and the problem has hit almost every drug class.  

In late October, the FDA announced a new proposal to try and head off more shortages of crucial medications.

 

Under the proposed rule, companies that make medically important prescription medicines would have to notify the FDA six months ahead of any changes that could disrupt the US supply, including plans to discontinue a product or manufacturing changes that could slow production.

Michelle Dunaway brings you up to date on the ongoing drug shortage problem in today's Healthy Living.