PhRMA Backs Increased FDA Drug Import Controls

Law360, Washington (September 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America will support efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prescreen and sort drug importers for additional scrutiny based on risk, similar to the methods used in a recently announced pilot program, according to a comment made public Wednesday.

In PhRMA's comment to the FDA, dated Aug. 12 but only made public Wednesday, the industry advocacy group said it supports efforts by the agency to use the additional authority granted to it under Title VII of last year's...
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