House Leaders To Probe FDA's Puerto Rico Office

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 3:55 PM EST) -- Congressional leaders have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to hand over inspection and enforcement data regarding its Puerto Rico office, expressing doubt that the branch has the manpower to perform its oversight duties in the wake of major drug manufacturing scandals.

The FDA has until Nov. 17 to supply copies of all warning letters and inspections carried out since 2000, as well as detailed explanations of the office's authority to assess fines, according to a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, signed Monday by...
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