Senate Democrats Ask Gottlieb How FDA Is Getting Through Shutdown

January 11, 2019
As the partial government shutdown hits its third week, 33 Senate Democrats penned a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Friday (Jan. 11) asking the agency chief how his staff has scaled back oversight of food and medical products; how a shutdown could hinder approval of new medical products and what the agency is doing to address the financial hardship of its staff, 41 percent of whom are furloughed. “While we appreciate the efforts of the agency and the...

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