Drug safety is a hot topic again. Sen. Bennet introduced legislation this week that would enhance the FDAs enforcement powers and hold drug companies more accountable for products that they sell.
The bill would update FDA data systems for tracking drugs globally, force drug manufacturers to document ingredients in its supply chain, grant FDA subpoena power, and empower the FDA to order recalls for safety reasons.
This comes in the wake of a record number 1742 recalls in 2010 -- a 400 percent increase over 2008. You can read more related to the topic of supply chain and risk management in Changing the Concept of Quality at SAFCLive.com.
Posted by Bruce Lehr August 4th 2010.