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FDA’s Global Engagement

” According to FDA, 40% of drugs (generic and prescription) consumed in the U.S. are manufactured outside of the U.S.”

Regulatory Compliance Digest

Product safety has gone global.  It is one of the byproducts of our growing global village.  Despite the volume and variety of domestically produced products, U.S. consumers continue to show increasing demand for imported goods of all kinds.  Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responsibility for ensuring the safety of most of the products Americans consume, the agency’s work has gone global.  It is an expanding regulatory frontier. 

In April 2012, FDA published a report, which documents how the agency works (through overseas inspections and collaborations with foreign governments) to ensure that the imported foods, medical products, and other goods it regulates meet the same high standards for safety and quality set for products manufactured domestically. One major area involves medical products.

 The Global Drugstore

 According to FDA, 40% of drugs (generic and prescription) consumed in the U.S. are manufactured outside of the U.S.  Few…

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June 1, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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