• Prominent Senator Slams FDA over Surveillance Program

    It's safe to say that Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) is less than enamored with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as of late. The Senator, who has been investigating the agency's alleged treatment of nine whistleblowers and a related surveillance program, took to the Senate floor on Tuesday, 17 July to lambaste the agency's actions . FDA has "forgotten that it works for the American public," said Grassley at the top of his remarks. "This is an agency that has ...
  • Hamburg: Smart Regulation Supports Public Health and Innovation, FDA Creating Business Liaison

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg delivered a speech at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on 6 February in which she discussed FDA's dual role in protecting health and getting innovative products to market. "As FDA commissioner, I have been surprised by how many people ask whether I favor safety or innovation," said Hamburg. "I favor both." "Protecting the public health-while encouraging, not discouraging innovation must be the ...