The FDA Commissioner Shuffle And Canadian Rx Imports
Upcoming proposed rule will create a process for third parties (notably including the state of Florida) to begin importing drugs wholesale from Canada. It will be an FDA rule – though FDA has had very little input in it.
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Some stakeholders in regulated industries are concerned that without a history as a public agency executive, Stephen Hahn could have an unpredictable tenure as FDA commissioner. Still, consumer health industry trade groups note regulatory topics crucial to the industry's growth and consumer safety should be clear.
Among Hahn's primary duties should be to reassure staff that he will not be making radical changes and begin working on a priority list, experts told the Pink Sheet.
Agency is targeting January 2020 for release of controversial proposed rule to allow importation of certain types of prescription drugs from Canada; although most Rx drug-related proposed and final rules on the Fall 2019 regulatory agenda are making repeat appearances, a final rule on electronic distribution of prescribing information has fallen off the list.