US FDA Needs ‘More Clout’ To Get Supply Chain Information, Califf Says
‘It’s driving me crazy that supply chains are a trade secret,’ FDA commissioner states. Agency also needs more clout to handle accelerated approvals, he tells gathering of industry executives and government policy makers.
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After ‘Clean’ User Fee Renewal, Will Programs Held Hostage Be Enough To Drive A Broader Reform Bill?
Continuing resolution will force lawmakers back to the bargaining table before year end. Orphan grants and pediatric exclusivity are among the programs left out of the short-term spending measure as Congressional Democrats seek leverage to add more policy riders.