In swansong, FDA chief defends drug approval process

March 28, 2015 12:22 AM

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In swansong, FDA chief defends drug approval process

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In her final speech after six years as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Margaret Hamburg defended the agency's drug approval standards against critics seeking weaker regulatory standards.

"The great leaps forward in evidence-based medicine of the last 50 years have come in large part as a result of the high standards for product approval that Congress put in place after a series of disasters involving unsafe and ineffective medical products," said Hamburg, 59, said on Friday at a Nat...

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