The Food and Drug Administration has awarded a five-year $35 million grant to a nonprofit pharmaceutical think tank to figure out ways to improve drug safety and other measures toward ending the shortage crisis that’s enveloped the industry.

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE), a Chicago-based organization, is the recipient of the September grant that will be distributed to 11 universities to develop solutions to deter shortages of live-saving drugs by simplifying manufacturing and having fewer quality problems. Keep reading →