New FDA Drug Security Program Targets Dubious Imports

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will launch a program to stop contaminated, misbranded or unapproved medications from being imported into the country and is seeking applicants, including foreign makers of imported drugs, to participate, the agency said Tuesday.

The FDA's voluntary Secure Supply Chain Pilot Program — meant to ensure the safety of drugs made outside the U.S. — works by expediting the approval processes of qualified applicants to the program so that the agency can focus attention on drugs outside the program that may be more in need of scrutiny, according to a notice published in the Federal Register...

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