House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing, Science and Mission at Risk: FDAs Self-Assessment [witness list]
PRNewswire-USNewswire: “The nation’s public health is at risk, as are the regulatory systems that oversee the nation’s drug and device supplies, according to an FDA Science Board report…presented at a…hearing today. The committee attributed the deficiencies to soaring demands on the FDA; and resources that have not increased in proportion to those demands. They conclude that “this imbalance is imposing a significant risk to the integrity of the food, drug, cosmetic and device regulatory system, and hence the safety of the public.”
Waxman and Kennedy Request GAO Examination of FDA Resource Shortfalls: “Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy wrote to Comptroller General of the United States David Walker requesting an examination of the staffing, information technology, and other resources necessary for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to successfully carry out its oversight of foods, drugs, biologics, and medical devices.”
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