• CFDA Officials Cite Rapid Growth of Asian Pharmaceutical Sector at Regulatory Conference

    Trade volume in the Southeast region of Asia is expanding rapidly , China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) Deputy Commissioner Yin Li noted at a conference co-sponsored by CFDA and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on 3 September 2013 in Nanning, China. Li said that the trade volume in the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area increased by 13% to $5.114 billion in 2012, up from $4.5 billion in 2011. But even this rapid growth was outpaced by that of China, whi...
  • Hamburg: Development of Regulators 'Critically Important'

    Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), spoke at length to The Washington Post about her leadership style at FDA, the development of regulatory professionals and career growth for regulators at FDA. Hamburg said she fully supports FDA staff in their intellectual and scientific work, and is "making sure our employees have career development pathways, ongoing education, as well as engagement with the broader scientific community, whic...