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.
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Blanket Warning By US FDA For Sanitizers Made By Mexico Firms Linked To Methanol Contamination
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Expanding US FDA Mandatory Recall Authority To All Drugs Gets House Appropriators’ Approval
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