December 18, 2013

Question of the Week: Do you think the FDA is doing its job?

By the C|C Whistleblower Lawyer Team

It historically is one of the most beleaguered of the federal agencies, often criticized for not doing enough to safeguard our food and drug supply. But over the last few weeks, the FDA has come out swinging with several unprecedented reforms, including:

· Increasing the exposure of generic drug makers for defective or mislabeled products;

· Banning the use of trans fats;

· Restricting the use of antibiotics on livestock; and

· Imposing new requirements for antibacterial soaps.

The question remains whether this recent flurry of activity is an aberration or a strong signal the FDA is getting more aggressive in its regulatory oversight. Let us know what you think.

Please let us know why in the comments!

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4 Responses to “Question of the Week: Do you think the FDA is doing its job?

  1. No the FDA is not doing its job….. I was takeing fda approved drug and been having more HEALTH problem than what I started with.

  2. The FDA is certainly moving in the right direction with these recent initiatives. I still fear that politics is getting in the way of allowing the agency to do everything it should be doing. It’s recent ruling on antibiotics and livestock for example leaves a gaping hold in allowing the use of these drugs to “prevent” disease. That is a loophole that factory farms will no doubt take advantage of. But at least the FDA is doing something after all these years of staying on the sidelines of this and other issues.

  3. No, and I think the recent actions either will not come to pass (are just proposals) or will not amount to much. The agency just has a very bad history . . .