Category: baby formula

  • Democratic senators introduce bill to avoid future formula shortages

    A group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill on Thursday to protect families who rely on infant formula and other essential sources of nutrition (ESN) from future shortages.  The Protect Infants from Formula Shortages Act would also safeguard the availability of these products by requiring manufacturers to notify the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of […]

  • Health Care — Biden takes action on formula shortage

    The circus is back in town — “Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli was released early from federal prison on Wednesday after serving time for securities fraud.   Health officials on Wednesday warned about rising COVID infections and said if Congress continues to stall on passing new funding, the U.S. risks not being able to buy enough […]

  • Biden: Progress on baby formula supply coming ‘very shortly’

    President Biden on Friday said he expects the administration will make progress on increasing the supply of baby formula soon, amid the ongoing national shortage. “This is a process. We’re working on it very, very hard. There’s nothing more urgent we’re working on than that right now and I think we’re going to be making […]

  • House panel launches investigation into baby formula shortage

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee is launching an investigation into the ongoing baby formula shortage, pressing the four largest domestic manufacturers for documents and information about the steps they are taking to alleviate the crisis. The four companies — Abbott, Reckitt Benckiser, Nestlé and Perrigo — control nearly 90 percent of the U.S. market […]

  • White House announces measures to ease baby formula shortage

    The White House on Thursday announced new steps to try to ease the ongoing baby formula shortage, as the Biden administration fends off political attacks ahead of the congressional midterm elections. The steps include urging states to expand formula access for people who receive benefits from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program at the […]

  • House panel to hold hearing on formula shortages

    A congressional panel is planning an investigative hearing into the worsening shortage of infant formula. The House Energy and Commerce Committee said Wednesday it will hold a hearing on May 25 to examine the causes of the shortage as well as efforts to increase production and access to safe formula. “The nationwide infant formula shortages […]

  • Retailers placing limits on baby formula purchases as shortage worsens

    Several major retailers are — including Walgreens, CVS, Target and Costco — are rationing the purchase of baby formula amid an ongoing national shortage.  “Due to increased demand and various supplier challenges, infant and toddler formulas are seeing constraint across the country,” a Walgreens spokesperson told NBC News. “Similar to other retailers, we put into […]