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ORA Lab Closings Cancelled But Reorganization Not Off The Table – Staffers

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA's head of regulatory affairs' Aug. 17 message to staff about cancelling plans to close seven field labs did not mark the end of the agency's ORA reorganization work, staff members say

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