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Will the FDA finally split in two?

I certainly hope so.  The idea of letting the same entity regulate Food and Drugs seems archaic, and we know it to be inefficient.  I can only imagine the infighting there will be over turf, though.

WASHINGTON (AP) — As momentum builds to rework the nation's food-safety system after a salmonella outbreak linked to peanuts, the drug industry is hoping for a happy side effect: faster approvals for new medicines.

Drug industry advocates are quietly allying with some of their longtime critics pushing to split the Food and Drug Administration into two agencies, one for food safety and one for medical products.

Source: The Associated Press: Drug industry advocates join chorus to split FDA

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