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FDA transparency comments through Nov. 6

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA will accept comments on its transparency initiative through Nov. 6, after which time the Transparency Task Force will conduct its second public meeting. The agency posts initiative information on its transparency Web site, which will operate while the comment docket is open. The task force consists of Principal Deputy Commissioner Josh Sharfstein, the directors of each of FDA's centers, acting Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Michael Chappell, acting Chief Counsel Michael Landa and acting Chief Scientist Jesse Goodman. Attorney Afia Asamoah, special assistant to Sharfstein, helps staff the task force, and policy analyst Erik Mettler oversees the blog. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg appointed the task force to identify how to improve communication and better explain agency decisions (1"The Rose Sheet" June 15, 2009)

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