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FDA “Flexibility” Presages Good Climate in 2012 for Approval Decisions, Shortage Situations

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

As FDA girds for the Capitol Hill phase of the user fee reauthorization push in 2012, the agency is projecting an image as a flexible problem-solver. FDA’s underlying message: the agency has sufficient authority and does not need tinkering with the legislative mandate. From the drug industry’s perspective, a continued stress on flexibility through the first nine months of the year could create a favorable climate for application reviews and for resolving lingering manufacturing issues.

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