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IoM seeks to augment Enzi/Kennedy bill

Executive Summary

The Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Assessment of the U.S. Drug Safety System seeks to work with Sens. Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) on their "Enhancing Drug Safety & Innovation Act." "We certainly hope that when they start negotiations over that bill that the chair of our committee can go and testify in Congress and the bill can incorporate more of what is in the committee report," IoM Committee Study Director Kathleen Stratton said at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Educational Conference Oct. 6. The committee's report, released in September, calls for sweeping changes at FDA (1The Pink Sheet" Oct. 2, 2006, p. 5)...

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