Burr Blasts ASPR, FDA For COVID-19 Test Contracts, Review Process

By Kelly Lienhard / January 11, 2022 at 8:28 PM
Senate health committee ranking Republican Richard Burr (NC) chided HHS officials for their COVID-19 testing efforts, specifically asserting that FDA is excluding small, innovative test developers from its regulatory process and calling out HHS’ pandemic response office for granting COVID-19 test manufacturing contracts to warehouses, not manufacturing companies, that are better known for their distribution of cell phones and vodka, not medical devices. Acting FDA chief Janet Woodcock and HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell defended their...

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