Prescription for Harm: The Decline in FDA Enforcement Activity

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Document Date
2006-06-26
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24 pages
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Brief Executive Summary
The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform examines the decline in enforcement actions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the course of five years under the Bush Administration. The investigation highlights a significant drop in FDA enforcement actions, with headquarters sometimes rejecting recommendations despite findings of violations leading to deaths or serious injuries. The report states FDA enforcement efforts were compromised.
Related Hearings
House Committee on Government Reform, hearing on "The Nation's Flu Shot Shortage: How It Happened and Where We Go From Here?" 108th Cong., H.Hrg. 108-231, (2004, October 8)
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