US Senate passes FDA Revitalization Act

Guthrie, Patricia
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/3/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
The article reports on the new U.S. legislation passed by the senate that would strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) ability to scrutinize new and existing drugs. The report says the bill sponsored by Senators Edward Kennedy and Mike Enzi obligates the government to establish a market surveillance system to track the adverse effects of drugs and to create a public database of clinical trial results. It also renews FDA authority to collect fees from drug companies to speed reviews.


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