Make Our Food Safe
10/09/2010

"Under Obama, a reinvigorated FDA"

The Los Angeles Times | Andrew Zajac

 

"Within a recent two-week span, the Food and Drug Administration weighed in on the controversial issue of genetically engineered salmon, announced tighter controls on a popular anti- diabetes drug, and rebuked the makers of popular mouthwash products over misleading advertisements.

Simultaneously, it warned consumers that devices supposedly offering protection against sudden infant death syndrome could themselves be lethal, and it pressed ahead with investigations into the biggest recalls in history of contaminated eggs and children's pediatric medicines.

On Friday, the agency announced that the anti- obesity drug Meridia was being pulled from the market.

The flurry of activity reflects a regulatory activism that seems destined to ramp up as the Obama administration seeks to further its agenda through executive orders rather than through an increasingly contentious Congress..."

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