06 Apr '12, 3pm

Within You, Without You: FDA's Problems Spell Trouble for Public Health

“We were talking-about the space between us all And the people-who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion Never glimpse the truth-then it's far too late-when they pass away. We were talking about the people…who gain the world and lose their soul.” – George Harrison The Food and Drug Administration is one of the most important federal agencies, with a mission to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way; monitor products for continued safety after they are in use; and help the public get accurate, science-based information needed to improve health. The FDA has a vast regulatory scope that includes safety and use of pharmaceuticals (including use for livestock), food safety, cosmetics, personal care products, medical devices, bottled water and much more. Not surprisingly, the FDA’s mission to keep the pub...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/drosenberg/within_you_w...

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