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GOP Reps Call for an FDA Advisory Panel to Boost Agency Performance

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 12:07pm
Mass Device

A pair of House Republicans promise to take a closer look at the FDA, calling for an independent advisory committee to help provide insight and point out areas of improvement at the federal watchdog agency.

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A duo of House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans announced this week that they plan to take a closer look at the FDA's life sciences initiatives, suggesting that the agency may need an advisory panel to watch its performance.

Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) committed to taking a stronger hand in oversight of the FDA, particularly the way the agency handles innovative new products, drugs and biologics, Healthwatch reported.

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