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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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.
Senate Appropriations Committee has bills for federal agencies’ FY2021 budgets. The committee, which also published each subcommittee’s report accompanying its appropriation legislation, has not scheduled hearings to vote on the bills.
Support To Grant US FDA Authority To Order Recalls Of All Drugs Grows With Bill Introduced In Senate
Sen. Gary Peters says FDA should have the authority because relying on drug marketers to voluntarily recall products the agency has deemed unsafe isn’t sufficient to protect public health. He notes that manufacturers of OTC hand sanitizers imported from Mexico and found to contain methanol haven’t cooperated with the FDA on recalling the products.