Lawmakers have begun implementing a bipartisan measure to improve reporting requirements of potential drug shortages and help boost supplies of vital drugs needed to treat or prevent a wide variety of diseases, illnesses, and conditions. U-S Senator Tina Smith helped author the bill…

“It tells the FDA they can prioritize drug applications for drugs where we know there’s a shortage so that they can move forward to address those shortages right away.”

Senator Smith says especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s critical that health care workers have access to the drugs they need to treat patients.