Friday, January 30, 2009

Day 8 and 9 of the Legislative Session

(My apologies for missing a day of blogging... a furry member of my family had surgery and taking care of him kept me from getting on the computer...)

Wednesday and Thursday were pretty interesting under the Gold Dome. The word on everyone's tongue? PEANUTS.

Dangerous, deadly peanuts-- peanuts approved by the FDA.

Jim Galloway over at the AJC posted a great blog at the Political Insider.

In the post, Bill Clark, Director of Governmental Affairs for GTLA, asked, "If the FDA can't protect citizens and consumers from peanut butter, do we really want them to be the only line of defense for drugs and medical devices?"

The Governor's office stated the the "F" is much different than the "D" in the FDA-- and that comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges.

Research suggests otherwise-- pages and pages of research. The controversy surrounding the FDA right now is all about the "D"-- not the "F." But I suppose we'll have that conversation when we actually get to see the bill.

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