Letters

November 19, 2012 | Letter
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.
November 16, 2012 | Letter
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. To read the letter, click here.
November 15, 2012 | Letter
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.  We believe these provisions, if enacted into law, would decrease accountability to the President, through the Secretary of Energy, for the safety, security, and management of the nuclear weapons complex, and would reduce essential oversight of these facilities.
November 13, 2012 | Letter
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. To read the letter, click here.
November 13, 2012 | Letter
To read the letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here. To read the letter to the Department of Homeland Security, click here. 
November 5, 2012 | Letter
To read the letter, click here. To read the committee's October 11, 2012 letter to FERC, click here.

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