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FDA took 684 days to warn
meningitis-linked firm: files

Reuters, by Tim McLaughlin

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/21/2012 1:54:17 PM

Boston - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took 684 days to issue a warning letter after uncovering serious issues at the pharmacy at the center of the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak, newly released documents showed. The New England Compounding Center (NECC) chastised the FDA for taking so long, telling the agency its response time was nearly 18 months longer than the FDA´s average response, according to letters released by a Freedom of Information Act request from Reuters. Since the FDA´s December 2006 warning letter to NECC, both sides have come under intense scrutiny. State and federal regulators, including the FDA,

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The deadly delay happened because employees of these government agencies are overworked and underpaid, and need more regulatory powers. Just ask them.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/21/2012 1:58:43 PM     (No. 9027943)

One of the few things I believe our government should be doing is to protect the safety of our food and drug supply for all Americans. They only seem to be good at giving away freebies, not providing safety.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/21/2012 2:24:12 PM     (No. 9027975)

The Food and Drug Administration is a joke and should be overhauled.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/21/2012 2:59:32 PM     (No. 9028033)

Incompetents.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shalimar, 11/21/2012 3:36:18 PM     (No. 9028078)

Coming next: Congressional hearing on this matter during which FDA brass will blame inadequate funding, staff, and legal authority. Congress to respond by giving it more money and more power, oblivious to the obvious problem: UTTER INCOMPETENCE.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/21/2012 4:50:30 PM     (No. 9028178)

Does this mean the Obamalabs of Obamacare will, eventually, take 684 days to let us know we need to begin chemo as soon as possible?
Even the average. response time is far too long.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HerbVA, 11/21/2012 7:18:37 PM     (No. 9028371)

I bet their idiotic plan to regulate cigars gets the fast track.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/21/2012 10:40:59 PM     (No. 9028629)

Highly selective & targeted genocide.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/22/2012 4:24:25 AM     (No. 9028821)

The FDA took all this time to ensure the maximum number of the ill got terminated. They were doing their part to support Barry on his death bill. The only reason they didn´t add more time was because news stories popped their slow-roll bubble.

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