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Capitol Health Call
June 9, 2015

Senators Concerned Over Delays in FDA Recommendations About Eating Seafood During Pregnancy

JAMA. 2015;313(22):2213. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5992

A bipartisan group of 29 senators wrote Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acting commissioner Stephen Ostroff, MD, on April 24 to urge his agency to update its advice to pregnant women about seafood consumption.

According to the letter, Kathleen Sebelius, then secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, wrote to senators in August 2011 that the FDA expected to issue revised advice that year. However, the draft advice was not released until June 2014, the senators wrote Ostroff (http://1.usa.gov/1I2SagX).

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