US House Members Say FDA Should Destroy Fake Covid-19 Tests, Other Fraudulent Products It Finds
FDA's finding fraudulent Covid-19 test kits, but if they've been imported, say Energy and Commerce members, existing regulations preclude destroying the products. The committee says that “when these counterfeit medical devices, including tests, are imported [FDA] must either store it or ship it back.”
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Senate pandemic economic relief legislation legislation would reform monograph drug program and allow purchases of OTC drugs with pre-tax health savings accounts. But lingering disagreements between Democrats and Republicans blocked the Senate's passage of the bill on 25 March.
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