Navigation Links
USP applauds nomination of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as FDA Commissioner
Date:3/16/2009

Rockville, Md., March 16, 2009 Noting the growing importance of drug and food quality on the nation's agenda, Roger L. Williams, M.D., chief executive officer of the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention, today issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as commissioner of food and drugs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

"USP congratulates Dr. Hamburg on her nomination as FDA commissioner. She has the scientific and managerial credentials and experience that are needed at the helm of FDA at this critical point. That background will help her to guide the FDA, which faces complex challenges in protecting the safety of the drug and food supplies in the modern, global manufacturing environment."

For more than a century, FDA and USP have worked closely in a unique partnership to assure that the public has access to high-quality medicines. Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, prescription and over-the-counter medicines sold in the United States must comply with the public standards for identity, quality, purity and strength set forth in USP's book of standards, the United States Pharmacopeia. These standards, developed by USP with volunteers from the scientific community in an open public process, are enforced by FDA. USP also sets standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements.

According to Dr. Williams, "Up-to-date standards are critical in protecting the public's health and safetyparticularly important in the context of import safety and concerns about adulteration and contamination. The benefits of this FDA-USP partnership to address emerging public health threats related to drug quality were evidenced by the recent improvements to standards for the blood thinner heparin and the binding agent and sweetener glycerintwo widely used drug products involved in recent fatal episodes of adulteration."

As detailed in a recent letter to Acting FDA Commissioner Frank M. Torti, M.D., M.P.H. (available at www.usp.org), USP is committed to supporting FDA with scientific expertise and to working together to protect consumers through standards.


'/>"/>

Contact: Francine Pierson
fp@usp.org
301-816-8588
US Pharmacopeia
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. AstraZeneca Applauds Appointment of New FDA Commissioner
2. APS applauds Senate passage of FY09 omnibus bill
3. Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice President Applauds Obama Stem Cell Policy
4. CAMR Applauds President Obamas Commitment to Embryonic Stem Cell Research
5. ASPS Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Increase Access to Reconstructive Surgery for Children
6. CPTA Applauds Legislation to Ease Patient Access to Physical Therapy Services
7. National Medical Association Applauds President Obama for Convening the White House Forum on Health Reform
8. Council for Quality Respiratory Care Applauds President Obamas Appointments of Governor Sebelius, DeParle to Lead Health Care Efforts
9. Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Applauds Selection of Gov. Sebelius for Secretary of Health and Human Services
10. UPDATED: DGA Leadership Applauds Gov. Sebelius Cabinet Appointment
11. DGA Chair Gov. Schweitzer Applauds Gov. Sebelius Cabinet Appointment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... Wis. (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... $90,000 in scholarships to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s ... accepted her award on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... Despite last ... meeting, expect Janet Yellen and company to wait until March 2017 for an interest ... University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. , “The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... W.S. Badger Co. Inc ., the maker of certified organic ... Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee ... by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 ... ... cost, quality and clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member ... a focus on their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Connor Sports, through its ... partner for the Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana ... hardwood basketball surfaces in all forms and levels of the game, Connor Sports has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... 27, 2016 According to the ... is driving ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system market growth. ... their ability to respond to different pressure rates, leading ... lead to various cardiovascular disorders such as heart failure, ... diseases are growing in prevalence each year. WHO estimates ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... 26, 2016 According to a new ... Market - U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and ... the U.S. was valued at US$ 5.89 Bn in 2014 ... from 2015 to 2023 to reach US$ 7.99 Bn in ... and emerging needle free drug delivery devices and the market ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... FDA 510(k) clearance covers Confocal Miniprobes ... and surgical applications Mauna Kea Technologies ... multidisciplinary confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) platform, today announced ... the 12 th 510(k) clearance from United ... FDA clearance covers Confocal Miniprobes indicated for use ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: