Democrats Seek User Fees to Bolster FDA

However, critics said yesterday that such measures could do more harm than good.

The recommendation to bolster food and drug protection, included in draft legislation introduced in the House of Representatives last week, comes after highly publicized safety concerns involving U.S.-made spinach and peanut butter, along with problems tied to contaminated ingredients made in China that were later used in pet food and the blood-thinner drug heparin.


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