Lawmakers Push FDA To Detail Needed Reforms

Law360, New York (April 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials faced tough questioning Tuesday from lawmakers seeking to craft legislation aimed at bolstering the power of the regulator and avoiding a repeat of the drug scare over the blood thinner heparin.

The blood thinner has been linked to 81 deaths and numerous allergic reactions. In a hearing held before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Tuesday, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed determination to push through a bill this year to correct what Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) called...
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