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Advocacy at a Glance

July 22, 2011

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.

  • Alliance Full Membership Meeting: The next membership meeting is scheduled for July 26 at 2:00 pm. The special guest speaker is Dara Corrigan, Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Food & Drug Administration. One-third of FDA’s appropriated budget is allocated to programs that she runs and she has a pivotal role in FDA’s global capacity! ORA is a critical office for the Alliance for a Stronger FDA because it is a cross cutting organization that focuses on food, drugs, medical technologies and more.  It oversees all FDA’s inspection and enforcement activities. Ms. Corrigan will describe ORA’s work, how it relates to both domestic and global products/companies and how it coordinates with the other Centers and the Office of the Commissioner.
  • Debt Ceiling Negotiations — The Latest: There are rumors that President Obama and House Speaker Boehner have reached an agreement. Everyone (including them) is denying it. Further, opposition is forming on both the left and the right to what is perceived to be their deal. See “August 2 is only 10 or 11 days away” for a longer view of what to expect as we near the August 2 deadline for raising the debt limit.

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