House Appropriators Warn US FDA: Stop Working On Electronic Labeling Rule
Congress is 'very concerned' about potential final rule that would move to electronic labeling in lieu of paper distribution with prescriptions.
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US FDA Wins Big In Shutdown-Averting Approps Bill
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