U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration to take action, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration to take action, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing 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, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 31, 2011. Obama on Monday signed an executive order to make the Food and Drug Administration to step up work to identify and reduce shortages of vital drugs and urged Congress to build on his action. Standing behind Obama is Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS)