The Wall Street Journal has an article focusing on Andrew von Eschenbach, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Critics have charged that the FDA can't manage regulations of everything it's supposed to be regulating, and now von Eschenbach responds that "the agency needs more money than the Bush administration has proposed, and it requires a revamped organization to better oversee drug safety and other issues," according to the article.

 

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