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Former FDA Heads: DOD Emergency Use Proposal Would Put Military Personnel At Risk

November 10, 2017
Five former FDA commissioners say a controversial bill that would allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to approve certain drugs and medical devices for emergency use by those in the military would put soldiers at risk, given, the former FDA heads allege, DOD lacks the resources and knowledge needed to evaluate and ensure therapies' safety and efficacy. In their letter, sent Thursday (Nov. 9) to the leaders of the Senate and House armed services committees, former FDA Commissioners Margaret Hamburg,...

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