Excerpt: In order to effectively and responsibly address the question of clarifying or enhancing FDA’s authority over compounding pharmacies, the committee must identify what happened at the New England Compounding Center (NECC), and why FDA did not use its authority to take enforcement action against NECC until October 2012, after the meningitis outbreak.
Excerpt: We write regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, published on June 29, 2012, at 77 Fed. Reg. 38890. In particular, we seek further information regarding the estimated compliance costs and public health benefits for the proposed new standards.
Excerpt: We write to express our strong opposition to certain provisions relating to the Department of Energy’s nuclear defense and related programs in the House-passed national defense authorization bill.
Excerpt: As United Health Group’s insurance plans will likely try to be named as Qualified Health Plans in the health exchanges, including the federal exchange, please describe the processes and procedures that will be in place to guarantee that United Health Group will not receive preferential treatment by its subsidiary QSSI.
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Excerpt: HHS has failed to issue even one of these annual reports required by law during the nearly four years you have been Secretary. It also means that the 2009 annual report is now more than 1,000 days overdue.
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