October 30,2007

Grassley delves further into FDA review of foreign-made pharmaceuticals

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley is following up on his initial inquiry of the Food and Drug Administration regarding its work to ensure the safety of foreign-made pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines with a series of questions about foreign inspection funding, FDA registration of foreign plants, newly emerging exporters of pharmaceuticals, and weaknesses in the foreign inspection process.

The text of the letter he sent today to the FDA Commissioner follows here, along with the text of his August letter.