Jan 13, 2011
At a press conference in Edina, Minnesota, on Dec. 30, 2010, US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) urged the US Food and Drug Administration and the pharmaceutical industry to address what she called an ?unprecedented? shortage of prescription drugs, especially for chemotherapy. ?Physicians, pharmacists, and patients are currently among the last to know when an essential drug will no longer be available. That?s not right. There needs to be better coordination between the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA, and healthcare providers so patients don?t lose access to the medications they depend on,? said Klobuchar in a press release.