Tuesday, December 4, 2007
FDA can no longer adequately protect the nation's food and drug supply
FDA can no longer adequately protect the nation's food and drug supply, according to a new report by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration subcommittee, which lays the blame squarely on inadequate funding that has not kept pace with increasing demands on the agency. The report also calls for better-trained FDA scientists and improvements in the agency's computer technology. The full report will be presented at a meeting of the FDA's Science Board, according to The Washington Post.
Here is Marion Nestle's additional insight. She urges you to let your congressional representative know what you think in order to regain confidence in our food supply. Go to this site.
P.S. The shocking picture we used to illustrate this entry is borrowed from a well-researched, outspoken blog focused on drugs issues. Check it out!