Comments for: Collins pushes for legislation to prevent critical drug shortages

Posted June 18, 2012, at 10:48 p.m.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is calling on congressional leaders to pass legislation that would help to prevent shortages of life-saving medications. Many of the drugs in short supply are vital to hospitals and cancer centers, including anesthesia, chemotherapy and infection medications, Collins said in a press release. “There are also …

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  • Anonymous

    Bet all those meds are made overseas. As far as I know, we(stupidly) make NO meds any more. All aspirin(even Bayer) are made in China and India. Don’t you think its time for ole susie q to introduce a bill that pushed for the U.S. to at least make its own meds, even if she can’t get the feds to control the price of these drugs, like sensible countries do.

    • Anonymous

      Well over 50% of all pharmaceutical drugs and over the counter drugs sold in the US are manufactured in unregulated Chinese factories.
      More US citizens die from pharnaceutical drugs per year than in auto accidents.
      We have the cheapest made drugs that are the most expensive in the world.

  • Anonymous

    No!  This is completely unnecessary.  Big Pharma has said for years that their huge profit-making drugs make the less economical, life-saving drugs possible and plentiful…right?

  • Best and most up-to-date source for drug shortage information is here:  http://www.ashp.org/DrugShortages/Current/. 

  • Anonymous

    Id be nice if she were pushing legislation to reign in Oblamer and his end-run around Congress. When he can just decide by fiat that hes going to once again ignore the law and do what he likes maybe that should be a touch more important than worrying about medicine.

  • Anonymous

    What a FARCE!

    First, there have been severe drug shortages for well over a year and Congress, including Collins, HAS DONE NOTHING!

    Why?  Because they have been bought off by the drug manufacturers who want to sell newer, far more expensive drugs, even though they are no more, and in some cases LESS effective then the older drugs.

    Meanwhile, people are dying because they can’t get the medicine they need.

    There is no better example of corporate greed coupled with political corruption.

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