House Appropriators Say Infant Formula Shortage Signals Restructuring Needed At US FDA
"Many of the problems facing [the FDA] can be solved through strong leadership rather than more money,” says Rep. Andy Harris during Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro continues her criticism of FDA's regulation of industries under its oversight, saying a "structural problem" caused infant formula shortage.
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