Senate Appropriators Press FDA On Acetaminophen Dosing, Pass On Expanding Drug Recall Authority
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.
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Senate on 29 September was expected to a pass a CR the House passed a week earlier to fund FDA and other federal departments and agencies through 11 December.
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.
Benefits of OTC monograph reform legislation passed in March likely will take at least several years, according to GAO report to Congress. It notes the FDA still is analyzing the legislation and it may need two years to add and train staff.