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FDA Gains Food Recall Authority, Drugs Could be Next
By Alexis Pellek
FDA received the authority to mandate recalls of food under a new food-safety bill. Efforts are underway in the House to grant the agency this power for pharmaceuticals as well.
GlaxoSmithKline Responds to 60 Minutes Segment on Manufacturing Issues
By Patricia Van Arnum
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) issued a statement on Jan. 2, 2011, to respond to a 60 Minutes segment that aired on Jan. 2 that focused on quality-control problems at a former GSK manufacturing facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
Senator to Draft Legislation to Mitigate Drug Shortages
By Erik Greb
US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) urged the US Food and Drug Administration and the pharmaceutical industry to address what she called an "unprecedented" shortage of prescription drugs, especially for chemotherapy.
Week of Jan. 3, 2011: Company and People Notes: Gilead Sciences to Acquire Arresto Biosciences; Sartorius Appoints Head of Lab Business; and More.
Gilead Sciences to Acquire Arresto Biosciences; Sartorius Appoints Head of Lab Business; and More.
Regulatory Roundup: John Taylor to Serve as Acting Principal Deputy Commissioner after Joshua Sharfstein's Departure, and more.
John Taylor to Serve as Acting Principal Deputy Commissioner after Joshua Sharfstein's Departure, and more.

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