Thursday, April 21, 2005

Former FDA Chief Backs Drug Import Bill

From Reuters:
Importation of prescription drugs is so rampant that the U.S. government needs to make the practice legal and provide safeguards to keep people from unknowingly taking dangerous medicines, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said on Tuesday.

"The current system is out of control," Dr. David Kessler, FDA chief from 1990 to 1997, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee at a hearing. ...more

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