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November 16, 1963


JAMA. 1963;186(7):33-35. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710070001001

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FDA Reorganized.  —A reorganization of the Food and Drug Administration—stressing scientific aspects of the agency's work—was ordered by HEW Secretary Anthony Celebrezze.The reorganization adopts major features from recommendations of the Second Citizens Advisory Committee on the Food and Drug Administration, in its October, 1962, report.Celebrezze said he expects the reorganization to improve FDA operations all along the line, and thereby provide more effective protection of the consumers' interests."The reorganization will not entail the expenditure of additional funds. It adjusts existing functions and deploys the staff so that they will be able to operate more efficiently," the Secretary said.George P. Larrick, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, made the following comment:"The plan which has been approved by Secretary Celebrezze has been designed to modernize the structure of the Food and Drug Administration in the light of its new and growing responsibilities. It is a foundation for progressive

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