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Public Citizen: Eliminate FDA’s Dependency on Drug Industry Money, Public Citizen Tells Congress

From Public Citizen:

Eliminate FDA's Dependency on Drug Industry Money, Public Citizen Tells Congress

Letter Urges Lawmakers Not to Reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress should not reauthorize the user fees at the core of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) because of the unacceptable conflicts of interest the fees create at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Public Citizen said today in a letter sent to all members of Congress. The organization urged lawmakers to abolish the user fee system and resume funding this critical public health function entirely from the federal treasury. However, the letter stated that this should not preclude the passage of various amendments currently being considered by Congress that would strengthen the agency's drug safety functions. (keep reading)

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