House Committee Focusing on Drug Shortages

September 12, 2023

The Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is continuing to work advocating for solutions to the cancer drug shortage crisis. ASCO responded to a Request for Information from House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo, and subsequently provided feedback on a discussion draft of potential legislation addressing drug shortages. The Association’s comments noted the meaningful progress toward addressing the root causes of drug shortages and offered specific feedback on proposals.

ASCO is also preparing to submit a statement for the record of an upcoming House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on drug shortages. The Association will continue to advocate for meaningful solutions to address the many, complex causes of drug shortages in the United States.

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