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CSPI, Public Citizen on FDA

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest and Public Citizen assert that the White House and Congress have "hampered the agency," in a June 27 release. The consumer groups charge that the Administration is at fault for causing FDA to be without a permanent commissioner "for roughly 70% of the Bush presidency" and that Congress has "abdicat[ed] much of its oversight responsibility" as well as "slash[ed] the headquarters staffing" of the agency's Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition by 11% since 1978. CSPI and Public Citizen point out that FDA's civil servants need more resources to do their jobs effectively and present a litany of concerns about certain agency programs and practices that are under-performing or problematic. Public Citizen cites FDA's lack of enforcement action on companies marketing unapproved nicotine-containing beverages for smoking cessation as dietary supplements and criticizes the drug and device user fee systems. The agency's food-related "failures" include the "misleading" qualified health claims program...
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