by Barbara Minton, Natural Society:
Margaret Hamburg recently forfeited her title as commissioner for the FDA after 6 years of serving – one of the longest runs in recent decades. So what do you have to say about the six year tenure of Dr. Margaret Hamburg as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? Maybe if we look at a couple of aspects from the mandate of the FDA, we can more accurately come up with a grade on her performance as she departs. According to the FDA’s website, its mandate is as follows.
“FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
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