FDA calls for more money and power to keep imported drugs safe

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 23:21 in Health & Medicine

A congressional panel grills officials and hears from relatives of those who died after using tainted heparin. The government needs $225 million more in funding and a range of new powers to protect Americans from unsafe drug imports, federal health officials said Tuesday while facing tough questioning from a congressional committee investigating a contaminated blood thinner from China.

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