Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The Diane Rehm show had an interesting and informative hour yesterday on the Food and Drug Administration and suggestions for reform. The program overview provides,
Food scares and drug scandals have raised serious concerns over the F.D.A.’s ability to regulate effectively. A look at the resources and direction at the Food and Drug Administration, and why some are hoping for significant changes under the next administration.
Gardiner Harris, a science reporter for "The New York Times"
Alan Goldhammer, PhD, associate vice president for regulatory affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of the Health Research Group at Public Citizen; editor of WorstPills.org
Rep. Rosa de Lauro, U.S. Congresswoman, representing Connecticut's 3rd district; chairwoman of the Agriculture-FDA Appropriations Subcommittee
William Hubbard, former associate commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration; spokesperson for the Alliance for a Stronger FDA