Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Is the FDA Broken?

Many think so. A recent article in Newsday highlights a number of problems.

"Many defenders acknowledge the FDA is struggling.

"'Broken' is the kind of word that's sort of a fighting word," said Dr. Frank Torti, the cancer researcher serving as acting FDA commissioner. "We have recognized for a long time that more is needed. Because of a lack of (legal) authorities and inadequate resources, it's really hard to do the job."

One Representative suggests that that the agency is either nonfunctional or dysfunctional, or both.

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