FDA Launches Program To Improve Rx Drug Quality Control
FDA on Monday began an initiative to improve quality control at pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities by creating consistent quality standards for all drugs. The process will be managed by FDA's Office of Pharmaceutical Quality. The initiative will give FDA quantitative information about drugmakers' manufacturing quality, whereas the agency in the past has had only a general sense of quality at U.S. drugmakers.
- "FDA Launches Project To Cut Quality Control Lapses at Drugmakers" (Clarke, Reuters, 1/12).