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Advocacy at a Glance

November 16, 2012

Advocacy at a Glance offers you the bullet point summary of current advocacy issues associated with the goals of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

  • FDA Resources in Focus at Capitol Hill Hearings. This week the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committees each held hearings on the recent meningitis outbreak at compounding pharmacies. FDA’s resources were a central theme in the hearings. Alliance for a Stronger FDA board member Dr. Kasey Thompson of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists testified at the Senate HELP hearing on Thursday and adequate resources for the FDA was a central focus of his testimony. Please click here to read Dr. Thompson’s witness statement.
  • Alliance Hill Meetings. This week the Alliance held meetings with Senate staffers to discuss the negative impacts sequestration would have on FDA. Thank you to members of the Alliance who participated in the meetings. We will continue our congressional advocacy efforts focused on sequestration in the coming weeks by holding additional meetings with both House and Senate offices.

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