Fire EMS: FDA Seeks Drug Shortage Comments

By Mike McEvoy
EMS Editor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is soliciting comments in drafting a strategic plan on drug shortages. The scope of input being requested was published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2013 (see: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-12/pdf/2013-03198.pdf). The comment period ends March 14, 2013 and comments can be submitted in writing or electronically.

MIKE McEVOY, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN is the EMS Coordinator for Saratoga County, NY and the Fire Engineering EMS editor. He is a professor emeritus of critical care medicine at Albany Medical College in New York and continues to practice as a clinical nurse specialist in the Cardiac Surgical ICUs at Albany Medical Center. Mike is a paramedic for Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance and the Chief Medical Officer for West Crescent Fire Department. He is a Board Member of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs and a popular speaker at Fire, EMS, and medical conference worldwide.

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