DeLauro Renews Push To Give FDA Mandatory Recall Authority For Drugs
"FDA’s failure to stop companies from selling ranitidine makes the United States government complicit in exposing infants and adults to the risk of cancer," says Rep. DeLauro in letter to FDA and HHS. She also re-introduced legislation proposing FDA have mandatory recall authority for drugs.
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DeLauro Whistles For Investigation Of US FDA Response To Whistleblower Report On Abbott Formula Facility
Appropriations chairwoman Rosa DeLauro wants answers from HHS Office of Inspector General about FDA’s response to whistleblower report of contamination at Abbott Nutrition infant formula facility. Report described pattern of unsatisfactory quality control practices at the plant.
Rosa DeLauro prevails over fellow Democrats Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Marcy Kaptur for Appropriations chair. Frank Pallone gets unanimous support from Democrats to continue as Energy and Commerce chair.