Hensley: New FDA chief looks to be tough

According to NPR Health Blog’s Scott Hensley, newly confirmed FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg sounds like she means business.hamburg-speech

Hamburg vowed to speed things up around FDA headquarters, calling the agency’s processing times for some routine tasks “unacceptable.” She also proposed a new system of publishing “close-out letters” on the FDA Web site when companies resolve a problem about which they had been formally warned by the FDA, presumably in the hopes that violators with clean up their act faster with the added motivation of a publicized clean bill of health.

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