FDA goes global

Kondro, Wayne
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p131
Academic Journal
The article reports on the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposal to establish inspection offices in five (5) regions in order to improve its capacity to monitor the safety of drugs, food and medical devices being traded to America. This was proposed on June 9, 2008, in a budget ammendment that seeks an additional 275 million dollars in the agency's 2.4 billion budget for fiscal 2008 to 2009. The five regions to be scrutinized are China, India, Central America, South America, and Middle East.


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