Oversight Cmte. Members Call on Science Board to Assess Resources Needed to Remedy FDA's Funding Crisis

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 5, 2008

Press release: “Reps. Henry A. Waxman, John D. Dingell, Bart Stupak, and Frank Pallone, Jr., called on members of one of FDA’s own advisory committees to provide Congress with its assessment of the resources needed to remedy the crisis at the agency stemming from years of chronic underfunding…The Science Board recently released a report concluding that FDA’s scientific capacity has been so eroded that it can no longer fulfill a frightening number of critical regulatory and public health responsibilities. The report found that American lives are now at risk as a result of years of starving FDA of the resources necessary to maintain its scientific and regulatory strength.”

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