Bill Seeks More FDA Scrutiny Of Foreign Medical Cos.

Law360, New York (April 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill proposed by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., would boost the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's authority to hold accountable foreign medical device and drug manufacturers, putting pressure on smaller U.S. companies that rely on imports to ensure those producers meet U.S. safety codes.

The Drug and Device Accountability Act of 2009, unveiled April 23, proposes broad new powers for the FDA in dealing with foreign drug and Class II and Class III device manufacturers in light of recent “troubling findings” about...
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