The Journal of Pharmacy Technology : JPT
FDA, drug compounding, funding, quality control, regulation, safety
The role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to ensure the safety of prescription and nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements, and the food supply, representing more than 20% of US consumer spending. The increased need to monitor imported drugs, drug products and foods, drug shortages, and compounding pharmacies bring the adequacy of FDA funding into question. Performing even at status quo cannot be accomplished if responsibilities increase without equitable funding increases: both from the federal government and fees imposed on FDA-regulated industries. Additionally, scientific advancement, new legislation, and new industries are continually increasing the FDA workload, necessitating commensurate budget increases.
Alphonse, Judith; Bellam, Sireesha; Fernandez, Marlene; Gilbert, Anishka; Roper, Lauren; Zapantis, Antonia; and Speth, Robert C., "The FDA Funding Crisis" (2014). HPD Articles. 126.
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