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Senate passes FDA bill

Senate passes FDA bill

By: Magnolia Tribune - May 10, 2007

The Hill, 5/9/7

After more than a week of delicate negotiations and floor maneuvering, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday designed to enhance the authority of the Food and Drug Administration.

The Senate adopted other language, offered by Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to affirm the safety of drugs from abroad, something the department has refused to do in the past.

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