Closed Puerto Rico Factories Are The Sole Source Of Some Vital Tablets

These are not drugs for which there are therapeutic substitutes,” he told reporters on the flight to Puerto Rico Friday.
The Food and Drug Administration is worried that there could be shortages of some critical drugs normally produced in Puerto Rico if manufacturing plants there are closed for an extended period of time.
He said his agency has a list of about 40 drugs that it’s concerned could be in short supply, 13 of which are made only in Puerto Rico.
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the FDA since May, arrived on Puerto Rico Friday to survey the situation and talk with pharmaceutical executives on the island.

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