Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-08) released the following comment praising the bipartisan passage of the Food & Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012 by unanimous consent through a voice vote. The legislation includes important components of the bipartisan Drug Shortage Prevention Act (H.R. 3839) introduced by Congressman John Carney (D-DE) and Congressman Bucshon.
Congressman Bucshon (IN-08) states:
"Final passage of the Food and Drug Administration Reform Act is a positive sign that the House and Senate can work together in a bipartisan manner when the best interests of citizens are put first. It is personally pleasing to me to see provisions of the bipartisan Drug Shortage Prevention Act included. This bipartisan bill I introduced with Congressman John Carney will aid patients in obtaining critical medicines. As a physician, I am confident this legislation will maintain our nation's role as the world leader in medical innovation."