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In midst of government shutdown, former FDA commissioners argue for agency to split from HHS

Jan 09, 2019 - FierceHealthcare

A group of recent FDA commissioners from both sides of the aisle have found an issue they agree on: The agency should break up with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Seven recent commissioners dating back to the first Bush administration argue in anarticlepublished in Health Affairs that moving the Food and Drug Administration out of HHS would better allow itto operateusing the latest science and evidence.

“FDA policies and actionsare not driven by partisan politics: The...