The new commissioner of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, says she wants to reorganize the agency to protect public health and to increase transparency and enforcement, reports the Washington Post. "We have a chance to open it up and make sure the American people have the safe, high-quality foods they need, the safe and high-quality drugs and medical equipment they need," Hamburg says. One particular area of focus, the Wall Street Journal adds, is medical devices -- and Hamburg will be taking a "hard look" at how decisions are made in the device division, including the 510(k) process.
Lots On FDA's Plate
Jun 17, 2009