Tuesday, March 17

More on the FDA Nominations

From NYTimes.com:
President Obama has made two sterling choices to lead the embattled Food and Drug Administration. His nominees, both physicians, have the skills and experience to repair the damaged agency and restore its ability to protect American consumers.
The two nominees will face daunting problems at the F.D.A., including a shortage of scientific expertise, antiquated information technology, failures to protect the public from defective medical devices and drugs, and gaping holes in its programs to screen imported products and find the sources of food-borne illnesses.

Strong leadership is essential. But to keep American consumers safe, the F.D.A. will also need more authority and a large increase in financing from Congress. Read more about the two nominees...

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