FDA Chief Asks Congress For Added Funding

May 15, 2008

The chief of the Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach has asked Congress for $275 million in funding to allow the FDA to improve safety. ..Boston (ChattahBox) – The chief of the Food and Drug Administration, Andrew von Eschenbach has asked Congress for $275 million in funding to allow the FDA to improve safety.

Von Eschenbach, according to a report from the New York Times, that the money is needed to open new offices for foreign inspections, as well as to improve the safety of imported drugs, medical devices, and food.

This comes following a time where the FDA has been under a lot of scrutiny for the mishaps which led to many deaths linked to the blood-thinner heparin.

This is the first time since the heparin situation that the FDA chief has come out and stated that it is necessary to add funding so that the FDA can guarantee the best possible safety for Americans.


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