FDA Needs More Power to Fight Mold Infested Facilities
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for more power from Congress in order to pursue pharmaceutical facilities with unsanitary practices such as having mold in areas where medicines are handled. This comes a year after the meningitis breakout that victimized a lot of people. Investigators have seen that the breakout was mostly caused by unsanitary conditions in pharmaceuticals facilities.
But it seems that the government agency is having a hard time convincing Congress about the necessity for additional powers. According to an article by Sy Mukherjee for thinkprogress.org, “During a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, Republican lawmakers expressed skepticism that giving more power to the FDA would accomplish much. GOP committee members pointed out the FDA’s past failure to avert crises such as the meningitis outbreak that killed over 50 Americans.”
The FDA is claiming that such a view doesn’t show the full reality of how things are.
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