Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AMA to Work With Stakeholders on Problem of Prescription Drug Shortages

The AMA will work with oncologists, anesthesiologists, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, and other stakeholders to implement recommendations of the 2010 Drug Shortage Summit. AMA yesterday approved a report by its Council on Science and Public Affairs addressing the problem of prescription drug shortages at the Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates. Child psychiatrist Louis Kraus, M.D. (left), a member of the council, is pictured here with fellow Section Council on Psychiatry member John McIntyre, M.D., at a reception Saturday honoring McIntyre for his work as past chair of the section council.

In an interview with Psychiatric News, Kraus said the council will bring a report to the House next June on the use of antipsychotic medication for children. For information on that topic see Psychiatric News at http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/newsarticle.aspx?articleid=112103 and  http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/newsarticle.aspx?articleid=113156.
(Photo: Mark Moran)


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