FDA Head Defends Tech Upgrade Progress To Senate Panel

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday defended her agency's progress bringing its technology systems up to date, days after the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that the FDA was falling behind in its efforts and potentially wasting millions.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a Senate Appropriations Committee panel that the GAO report, released Monday, looked at a specific time period and ignored many of the advances the FDA has made since in modernizing its information technology systems.

“We have made enormous...
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