House Proposal Would Give FDA Drug-Recall Power

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A discussion draft of legislation that would beef up the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's authority and funding to regulate the importation of foreign-manufactured drugs was released Monday by Reps. John D. Dingell, D-Mich.; Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif.; Frank Pallone, D-N.J.; and Bart Stupak, D-Mich.

If passed, the legislation would also give the FDA the authority to mandate recalls for unsafe drugs.

The proposal calls for an increase in the number of preapproval drug inspections and requires parity between foreign and domestic drug facility inspection, safety...
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