FDA Head Admits Missteps In Run-Up To Meningitis Outbreak

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration admitted to lawmakers Tuesday that the agency could have done more to prevent a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy last year, even as she called on Congress to revamp a regulatory system she said was confusing.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight panel about the agency's actions leading up to the outbreak. More than 700 illnesses and 50 deaths have been linked to contaminated drugs made...
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