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Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-16 07:35||
#3 It's worse. Imagine a shortage of a drug that comes from two vendors --say vendor A has a manufacturing issue. No problem, just have vendor B produce more, right?
Not so fast, chum, the FDA won't let that happen. Not only do you have to make the drugs in an FDA-approved way, but you can turn out pills ONLY at a prescribed rate. If you want to make more of a drug (to alleviate a shortage) you first have to get FDA permission.
Which almost never happens.
Posted by Steve White 2012-06-16 10:03||
#4 What is the justification for prescribed rates?
It sounds anti-capitalism.
Posted by Water Modem 2012-06-16 11:41||
#5 The govmint would screw up a good wet dream.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-06-16 11:48||
#6 It's not just prescription drugs. Try finding a Tylenol lately? An Excedrin?
Posted by tu3031 2012-06-16 12:19||
#7 WM the "excuse" is that they have to monitor / control drug protection to gaurd against prescription fraud. Big noise about pill farms writing oxy prescriptions in mass.
Posted by AlanC 2012-06-16 13:18||
#8 It's also because the current powers-that-be in the FDA view excess production as something that drives prices up.
I'm not kidding.
Posted by Steve White 2012-06-16 16:37||
#9 As someone who greatly values drugs for medicinal purposes, Obama's FDA is a disaster. The banning of Proproxy was a un-mitigated PAIN.
Posted by Charles 2012-06-16 17:59||