Letters

May 28, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: The Department’s inadvertent transfer of live anthrax samples, just like similar incidents at the CDC last year, raise serious safety concerns about the sufficiency of inactivation protocols and procedures for studying dangerous pathogens. To read the letter to the Department of Defense, click here.
May 28, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: “Connected cars and advancements in vehicle technology present a tremendous opportunity for economic innovation, consumer convenience, and public health and safety. These benefits, however, depend on consumer confidence in the safety and reliability of these technologies. While threats to vehicle technology currently appear isolated and disparate, as the technology becomes more prevalent, so too will the risks associated with it.
May 28, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: In the event of a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, FDA may give individuals and firms an opportunity to take voluntary and prompt action to correct the violation before the FDA initiates an enforcement action. FDA will issue either a warning letter or an untitled letter to individuals or firms notifying them of such violations to allow them to voluntarily comply with the law.
May 19, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: We believe the information and evidence developed from this investigation provides a basis to believe that there were additional lapses and concerns involved with the retention of the smallpox samples than just the failure to account for undiscovered, and presumably abandoned, materials. To read the letter, click here. 
April 29, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt:  We are writing to seek clarification of the facts and circumstances surrounding this voluntary work and how any such activity comports with existing FCC regulations. To read the letter, click here.
April 29, 2015 | Letter
Excerpt: The Medicaid program, originally created to provide health coverage to low-income Americans and the most vulnerable, turns 50 this year. Since its inception, Medicaid has become the world's largest health insurance program - it covers more Americans, and receives more general revenue from the federal government, than even Medicare. Today, Medicaid covers more than 70 million Americans, and as many as 83 million people may be covered by the program at some point this year.

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