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

  • Gardiner Harris science reporter for "The New York Times"
  • 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

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, Feb 05 2016The U.N. suspends Syrian peace talks until late this month. The U.S. plans to quadruple military spending in Europe as a signal to Russia. And American officials express concern about ISIS in Libya. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, Feb 05 2016As the New Hampshire primary looms, Republicans brawl over tactics used in the Iowa caucuses. The F.B.I. joins the Flint drinking water investigation. And President Obama calls for religious tolerance at his first mosque visit. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.