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FDA Says Its Foreign Inspections Need A Face-Lift

Law360 (April 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ability to police pharmaceuticals coming from hundreds of overseas facilities will take not only budget boosts but also a sweeping overhaul of the inspection system, the agency commissioner told lawmakers Tuesday.

“I don't believe that is the solution to the problem,” FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach told the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations, referring to additional funding. “I believe it is much more complex and the solution needs to be...
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