WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31:  U.S. President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order directing the Food and Drug Administration to take action to help prevent and reduce prescription drug shortages as he is joined by (L-R) Bonnie Frawley, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Jay Cuetara and FDA Commissioner Peggy Hamburg at the White House October 31, 2011 in Washington DC. The order also protects consumers and from price gouging on medications. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)