ASA Lobbies Senate Bill to Address Anesthetic Shortage
is asking the Senate to include specific language in the shortage provisions of the FDA's Safety and Innovation Act.
Specifically, ASA successfully lobbied the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to include language in the bill that would require manufacturers to notify the FDA when there is a shortage of a "sterile injectable product" or a drug "used in emergency medical care or during surgery."
Anesthetic and central nervous system drugs now account for 23 percent of drug shortages nationwide.
Related Articles on Anesthesia:Stricter Guidelines Needed for Blood Transfusions, Study Says
Anesthesiologist Who Developed Checklist Protocol Receives ABMS Award
Anesthesiologists Are Top Earners in Pennsylvania
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.
- How Physician Thinking Changes After Working in ACOs
- 2014 Financial Impact Analysis Doesn't Stop With CMS' Final Rule: Don't Neglect CMS NCCI Edits
- 4 Drivers of Recent M&A Activity in Healthcare
- 8 Reasons to Outsource Medical Billing Services
- 5 ICD-10 Transition Considerations Medical Practices Have Likely Not Thought About