FDA Week - 08/11/2017

Agency beefs up investigations staff . . .

FDA Crafts Enforcement Plan To Stop Foreign Unapproved Drug Imports

August 10, 2017
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will unveil a plan to stop importation of unapproved foreign drugs -- namely synthetic Fentanyl -- from entering the United States through international mail facilities (IMFs), and will work with Congress to secure additional authorities to implement the plan, the commissioner announced to FDA staff Thursday (Aug. 3). The yet-to-be-unveiled plan will include increasing staff stationed in a number of oversight departments, Gottlieb also announced. An FDA spokesperson did not respond by press time to IHP...

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