Update: Back in December it was noted that many front line employees don't have computers...and the article stated they never ask for money...along with the antiquated email system...the FDA has a lot of responsibility for our safety and we all rely on their judgement...but can someone get some new computers over there...could be a little of both here perhaps with some folks not ready to use computers as well... continuing to write lengthy reports by hand? That issue is everywhere though with folks resisting the technology that will only serve to help do a better job and get it done faster especially with all the new medical devices coming to market that interact with mobile computers and phones...could this be a case of both money and desire here? BD
FDA lacks adequate funds and organization to meet an increased number of responsibilities and ensure public health, witnesses and lawmakers said on Tuesday at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, CQ HealthBeat reports. During the hearing, lawmakers heard testimony from members of the FDA Science Board, which recently released a report that found "lives are at risk" because of problems at the agency.
According to the report, FDA inspects U.S. facilities that manufacture the highest-risk medical devices once every three years and facilities that manufacture moderate-risk medical devices once every five years. FDA inspects facilities abroad that manufacture the highest-risk medical devices once every six years and facilities that manufacture moderate-risk medical devices once every 27 years, the report found