December 16, 2011
ASA Responds to Release of GAO Drug Shortage Report
Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a long-awaited report on the crisis of drug shortages. The report is in response to continuing problems that anesthesiologists and other physicians face as they confront an unprecedented number of drug shortages.
ASA President Jerry Cohen, M.D. offered the following remarks about the report’s release:
“ASA was pleased by the release of the GAO Drug Shortages report and appreciated the opportunity to participate as an expert resource in the production of the report. As anesthesiologists continue to confront unprecedented drug shortages across the country, ASA is proud of our efforts in coordination with members of the Drug Shortage Summit to successfully elevate this critical issue in both Congress and the Administration. We look forward to thoroughly reviewing the GAO report and its recommendations.”