Food scares and drug scandals have raised serious concerns over the F.D.A.’s ability to regulate effectively. A look at the resources and direction at the Food and Drug Administration, and why some are hoping for significant changes under the next administration.

Guests

  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro U.S. Congresswoman, representing Connecticut's 3rd district; chairwoman of the Agriculture-FDA Appropriations Subcommittee
  • William Hubbard former associate commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration; spokesperson for the Alliance for a Stronger FDA
  • Alan Goldhammer, PhD associate vice president for regulatory affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
  • Dr. Sidney Wolfe director of the Health Research Group at Public Citizen; editor of WorstPills.org
  • Gardiner Harris science reporter for "The New York Times"

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