Next US FDA Commissioner Will Have Opening To Fill In Dietary Supplement Programs Office
Steven Tave on 15 March will move from ODSP director to lead ORA’s Office of Strategic Planning and Operational Policy. Agency’s next commissioner, who Capitol Hill lobbyists say could be named next week, will appoint a replacement.
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"We haven't utilized the ingredient advisory list quite as much as I'd like to see. But it's something we'll be working on this year,” says Cara Welch, acting director of FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs.
“We would certainly want to have some enforcement and be able to utilize that enforcement,” says ODSP acting director Cara Welch. Stakeholders opposed to the change should “get comfortable with the idea of opening up DSHEA and should most certainly be part of the discussion.”
“We had a good chunk of time when our investigators were not able to go out and get into facilities in a safe manner,” says Cara Welch, acting director of FDA Office of Dietary Supplement Programs. “I absolutely agree on starting the conversation for third-party inspections,” she adds.