US House Committee Requests Proof Of FDA Progress Seizing Opioids In International Mail
Energy & Commerce's Republican and Democrat leadership ask FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb about work by the agency's Office of Criminal Investigations focused on opioid drugs, the office's staffing and its priorities. They note FDA's FY2018 appropriation included $94m for its work in international mail facilities.
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