June 4, 2021

APC’s urgent-use bill introduced in Congress

A bipartisan bill aimed at confronting pervasive drug shortages like those hospitals and clinics experienced during the pandemic was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week.

The Patient Access to Urgent-Use Pharmacy Compounding Act of 2021, HR 3662, is sponsored by representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA). It would create a permanent path for 503A pharmacies to provide urgent-use and shortage drugs to hospitals and physicians under strict regulatory guidelines.

The bill is an APC advocacy priority. You can read our briefing paper on the bill here.

Help us attract more sponsors: Contact your representatives and ask them to support and sponsor HR 3662. (And why not send a note of thanks to Reps. Cuellar and Griffith?)