Category Archives: Current Affairs

Perspectives on the Drug Shortage Issue

The issue of drug shortages has surfaced periodically in the news and in policy circles for months, prompting both FDA and the Administration to various actions. For some, it may be an abstract notion – the idea that some drugs … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day – The Past Cannot Be the Future

Thirty years ago this year, the AIDS epidemic began – only at the beginning it did not seem much like an epidemic.  A few people – homosexuals – were noted to have come down with unusual symptoms in New York, … Continue reading

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Less is More – e-Advocacy in a New Budget Era

Early this fall, I wrote a blog posting on the growing role of e-advocacy.  Notably covered was the growing use of social media not only by members of Congress (virtually all members are using Twitter, YouTube and/or Facebook) as a … Continue reading

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New Study on U.S. Drug Shortages Calls for Establishment of Early Warning System

For some time now, there have been shortages in the supply of key drugs, many of which have been key treatments for patients undergoing therapy for extremely serious and life-threatening conditions.  The FDA has developed a page on its website … Continue reading

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Getting Juiced – the FDA, Apple Juice and Arsenic

There has been a rather high profile spat between one man and a federal agency over the effects of arsenic in apple juice.  The man happens to be Dr. Oz – a household name, the agency happens to be the … Continue reading

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