Sometimes you get what you pay for; FDA joins forces with India to halt illicit drug sales

The United States Food and Drug Administration and the Indian Government join forces in “Operation Broadsword”.  No, it’s not a trailer for an action thriller, it’s a serious collaboration between two governmental entities to limit the import and sale of illicit drugs to consumers, detailed in FDA’s news release on February 18, 2020 (here).

Coronavirus and Drug Shortage – A Tale of Two Crises

 

On February 4, 2020, FDA issued a press release regarding the issuance of an emergency use authorization (EUA) (here) to allow for emergency use of a Coronavirus diagnostic panel by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-qualified labs across the country.  Previously, the panel’s use was limited to only CDC laboratories.