When it comes to the future of the FDA, sources inside the Obama administration assure the author that they have no plans to bifurcate food/tobacco from drugs/devices. This remains as contentious as ever, with Reps Henry Waxman and Rosa DeLauro agreeing to disagree. Waxman did suggest that he would entertain the concept of a bifurcated agency in the future. But DeLauro has introduced the Food Safety Modernization Act, which would move some divisions out of FDA and form a Department of Health and Human Services agency for food safety.
As I See It Peter J Pitts Medical Marketing and Media; May 2009; 44, 5; Docstoc pg. 32 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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