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Capitol Health Call
November 8, 2006

Strengthening the FDA

JAMA. 2006;296(18):2194. doi:10.1001/jama.296.18.2194-a

As the growth in the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA’s) budget continues to lag behind appropriations for other public health agencies, a new advocacy group will try to reverse the trend. The Coalition for a Strong FDA (http://fdacoalition.org) began operation on September 25 under the leadership of the last 3 secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services—Tommy G. Thompson, Donna E. Shalala, and Louis Sullivan, MD.