CATEGORY: October 2011

Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Takes Action to Reduce Prescription Drug Shortages in the U.S.

While the Food and Drug Administration has successfully prevented 137 drug shortages since the beginning of 2010, drug shortages have been increasing in frequency and severity in recent years and adversely affecting patient care.  A small number of drugs in the U.S. experience a shortage in any given year, but the number of reported prescription drug shortages in the United States nearly tripled between... [Read more]

We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Takes Action to Reduce Prescription Drug Shortages, Fight Price Gouging

President Issues Executive Order, Backs Legislation to Require Drug Companies to Report Shortages President Obama today will sign an Executive Order directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to help further prevent and reduce prescription drug shortages, protect consumers and prevent price gouging. The President’s order directs FDA to broaden reporting of potential shortages... [Read more]

Statement by the President on the Presidential Elections in Kyrgyzstan

I congratulate the people and government of Kyrgyzstan for yesterday’s democratic and peaceful presidential election. In casting their ballots, the Kyrgyz people have taken an important and courageous step on the path of democracy and demonstrated their commitment to an orderly and open transition of power. I commend President Otunbayeva for her leadership and for her dedication to a vision of peaceful,... [Read more]

President Obama Signs Connecticut Emergency Declaration

The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Connecticut and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe storm during the period of October 29-30, 2011. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief... [Read more]

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Rebecca M. Blank – Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce Larry Leon Palmer –Ambassador to Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Department of State Coral... [Read more]

President Obama Announces Another Key Administration Post

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post: Ajit Varadaraj Pai– Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post: Ajit Varadaraj Pai, Nominee for Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission Ajit... [Read more]

Presidential Withdrawl Sent to the Senate

WITHDRAWAL SENT TO THE SENATE: Charles Bernard Day, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, vice Peter J. Messitte, retired, which was sent to the Senate on January 5, 2011.  Read More →

Statement by the Press Secretary on the United States-European Union Summit

President Obama will welcome the leaders of the European Union to a summit in Washington, D.C., on November 28th.  The President looks forward to meeting with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and High Representative Catherine Ashton at the White House to discuss a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including the global economy;... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Signing of Executive Order

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you all for being here. The United States, I think rightly, takes pride on having the most innovative and most successful drug industry in the world, and as a consequence the health of a lot of people, both here in the United States and around the world, is actively promoted. But as we also know, occasionally there are problems in our manufacture and distribution of drugs... [Read more]

WEEKLY ADDRESS: “We Can’t Wait” to Strengthen the Economy and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON—In this week’s address, President Obama told the American people that we can’t wait for Congress to take action to grow the economy and create jobs, and highlighted the executive actions he took this week to help families save thousands of dollars by refinancing their mortgages, put veterans to work, and lower the cost of student loans.  The President continued to urge Congress to... [Read more]

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