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FDA News

Federal Drive interviews -- June 19

Avinash Kar of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses an FDA decision on cattle feeding processes. Attorney Joseph Petrillo offers his perspective on burgeoning bid protests. GAO's Bill Woods talks about GSA's reliance on "dun" numbers. Jamison Cush discusses Microsoft's new tablet device. Charles Scoville works with amputee veterans.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 08:49am EDT

House OKs FDA bill to increase inspections, fees

The Food and Drug Administration would have more power to catch tainted pharmaceuticals manufactured overseas before they enter the U.S. market under legislation passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 07:49am EDT

FDA doctor's work helps streamline diagnosis process

Dr. Kyle Myers works with a team of physicists, engineers and mathematicians, who apply their expertise to evaluating imaging systems that help diagnosis medical conditions such as cancer.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 11:41am EDT
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The future of health care cost savings

On this week's show, host Allen Scott examines efforts to cut health care costs and their potential implications for businesses and federal and state budgets. Guests include Health Care Analysts Christopher Flavelle and Brian Rye, and Congressional Analyst Loren Duggan.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 04:14am EDT
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FDA, USDA need to manage flood of imported food, experts say

The Institute of Medicine said the Food and Drug Administration, Agriculture Department and other agencies should pony up some resources to batten down the hatches on imports.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 11:38am EDT
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Frank Baitman takes over as HHS CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services taps Frank Baitman to be its new chief information officer. He comes to HHS from the Food and Drug Administration where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 04:11pm EST

Grassley, Issa call for review of federal policies for using personal email

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients, the two lawmakers say the Food and Drug Administration lawsuit raises broader questions about how other agencies monitor employee use of personal email. The House and Senate members want OMB to conduct a governmentwide analysis of these policies.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:34pm EST

Fmr. FDA commissioner calls for overhaul of medical approval process

The Food and Drug Administration takes too long to approve potentially life-saving treatments and devices, says the agency's former head.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 10:55am EST
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Will budget pressures delay St. Elizabeth's, FDA construction projects

Budget pressures could delay some of the General Services Administration's building projects or scrap them altogether. Art Turowski, a senior vice president with the Government Investor Services group in Jones Lang LaSalle, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the new spending numbers mean for the government's large-scale construction projects.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:52pm EST
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New NIH center translates research into real-world use

This month the National Institutes of Health created the new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to bridge the gap between scientific research and usable drugs or medical devices.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 11:07am EST
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FDA: Ending drug shortages all about timing

Peter Lurie, a senior advisor in the Office of the Commissioner at the FDA, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris the sooner the agency learns of an impending drug shortage the sooner it can take action.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 09:09am EDT
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How do Executive Orders affect agency operations?

Julian Pecquet, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how a recent Executive Order affects the FDA's day-to-day business and more broadly how such orders affect agency operations.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 10:37am EDT
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New FDA effort to reduce drug shortages a small step

President Barack Obama ordered the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to take new steps to send out early warnings about looming shortages and try to avert them.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:49pm EDT

Two whistleblowers get 45-day stay after OSC intervention

After the Office of Special Counsel intervened on their behalf, two federal whistleblowers won a 45-day stay on personnel actions taken against them.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 03:27pm EDT

FDA seeks network of outside experts for insight into regulations, technology

FDA's Bill Maisel, the deputy director for science and the chief scientist at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a planned network of outside experts.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 10:31am EDT
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FDA names industry veteran as new CIO

The Food and Drug Administration has named Eric Perakslis as its new chief information officer and chief scientist for informatics.

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 03:34pm EDT

OSC comes to defense of two federal whistleblowers

The Office of Special Counsel is seeking to halt adverse personnel actions against two federal whistleblowers. Both employees were placed on unpaid administrative leave after they blew the whistle at their agencies.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 02:09pm EDT

FDA proposes more transparency of enforcement data

The Food and Drug Administration wants the public to comment on eight draft proposals aimed at making the agency's enforcement data more "accessible and user-friendly," according to a release.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 02:09pm EDT

FDA revamps foodborne-illness response program

Sherri McGarry, a senior adviser with the Office of Foods at the FDA, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new food-safety efforts at FDA.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 09:55am EDT
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