FDA’s Regulatory Extensions: An Overburdened Agency Assigns Itself New Responsibilities

June 13, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been given far-reaching responsibilities by Congress. FDA regulates a vast array of products, including foods, drugs, devices, animal drugs, biologicals, and radiationemitting products. The value of FDA-regulated products is estimated at around $1.5 trillion annually. The sheer scope of these oversight responsibilities would strain any organization.

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