Congress asks for investigation of FDA resources and staffing

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 06 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:525
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

Congressional committees have made two requests for investigations to determine whether the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the resources and staff to do its job of protecting the US public.

The agency is responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of a wide range of consumer products, including 80% of the nation’s food supply and human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

Four committees of the US House of Representatives and the Senate asked the General Accountability …

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