Lawmakers Call FDA Plan To Close Labs Risky

Law360, New York (July 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposed plan to close several district offices and laboratories across the country could put the health of Americans at risk at a time when contamination outbreaks and recalls have revealed the agency’s weaknesses, lawmakers said Tuesday.

The FDA’s proposed reorganization was at the heart of a hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, which has been conducting an inquiry of the FDA for several months. The FDA has insisted that its proposal will...
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