Monday, December 03, 2007

FDA's Shortcomings Put American Lives "At Risk"

From Bloomberg:

American lives are at risk because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lacks the funding to keep up with scientific advances, according to FDA advisers.

The FDA has an ``appallingly low'' rate of inspections and a lack of scientists who understand new technologies, a subcommittee of an outside panel said in the report, posted today on the FDA web site. The full panel, known as the Science Board, will discuss the findings today.

That the FDA is a mess is not news ... will it try to repair itself?

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