Henney confirmation hearing
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
FDA commissioner-nominee Jane Henney, MD, tentatively scheduled to testify before the Senate Labor & Human Resources Committee Sept. 2. Committee Chairman James Jeffords (R-Vt.) had announced plans to hold the hearing Sept. 1 pending Henney's response to 140 questions posed to the candidate ("The Rose Sheet" Aug. 10, p. 1). In her Aug. 24 response, Henney discussed priorities for modernization of scientific standards, including color additives. Henney stated preference must be assigned to those standards "most likely to improve final regulatory decisions while maintaining public confidence." Henney also said she would protect FDA's existing programs from being cut to funds new initiatives, such as foods and tobacco...
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