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FDA Advisors Declare 'FDA Science and Mission at Risk'
Date:1/29/2008

Oversight and Investigations hearing starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29 in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The committee agenda can be found at: http://energycommerce.house.gov/cmte_mtgs/110-oi-hrg.012908.witness.list.pd f. Representatives of the FDA Science Board will be testifying first. Their report can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/07/briefing/2007-4329b_02_00_index.html .

About the Alliance for a Stronger FDA

In response to the unmet resource needs of the FDA and the threat this poses to America's health, safety and commerce, the Alliance for a Stronger FDA was formed to educate and advocate about the importance of FDA and the need for better funding. The Alliance has more than 170 members, including consumer and patient groups, professional organizations, trade associations, companies and individuals.

Quotes from Members of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA

regarding the report, FDA Science and Mission at Risk

"That FDA needs more resources should be obvious. What makes this report so extraordinary is the qualifications of the individuals who wrote it, the year-long process to put it together, and the depth of analysis that supports its conclusion: FDA's mission is at risk for lack of support for its scientific capabilities."

---Jane Henney, MD, former Commissioner of FDA; Senior Vice President and Provost for Health Affairs, University of Cincinnati

"The quality of FDA science is integral to the hopes of patients with chronic diseases. FDA must be an innovative regulator, evaluating cutting-edge drugs and devices and efficiently separating those ready for patients from those that are not. Without necessary expertise, and supporting information systems, key questions can't
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