FDA Science and Mission at Risk, a report submitted by an independent advisory board, has released a "horrifying" analysis of why the FDA seems to be at least one weak link in a chain (read: NIH) of underfunded scientific government agencies. An article in USA Today, pointed out by Deepak Singh, says that the "long list of ailments" is caused by underfunding and an overburdened workforce. "In addition to advocating for increased funding, the report recommends that the FDA, among other things, invest in IT, centralize science programs, create new science directors and hire more high-quality talent," says the article.
The NIH Isn't the Only Agency That Needs Some Padding
Dec 05, 2007