FDA Needs Certain Fundamental Reforms, Obama Adviser Says

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT) -- An Obama campaign adviser on Tuesday said the Food and Drug Administration has improved measurably in recent years, but fundamental reforms are still needed to help the government lower the price of very expensive drugs and better regulate personalized medicine.

“There are still a host of issues we've never been able to do well. … These are fundamental issues,” said David Cutler, an economics professor at Harvard University who served as an economics adviser to President Bill Clinton and who now advises President Barack Obama's re-election...
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