Lawmakers Cast Doubt On Product Safety Deals

Law360, New York (December 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Congressional Democrats expressed concern this week that new product safety agreements between the United States and China won't have the desired effect without a commitment to beefing up the powers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

On Tuesday, the U.S. government inked two product safety agreements with China — one covering food and animal feed and another covering drugs and medical devices. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt signed off on the two memoranda Tuesday, ahead of the third session of an economic...
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