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FDA and the Global Marketplace: International Harmonization

The regulatory framework administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide public health and safety protection to American consumers is a model that many countries strive to emulate. At the same time, FDA recognizes that we operate in an increasingly more global, more interdependent market environment, and that American consumers can realize significant public health and economic benefits from efforts by FDA to share information, explore opportunities to collaborate on assessments and product reviews, and harmonize standards with its foreign counterparts.

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Congressional Oversight Letter

Congressional Oversight Letter

Below is a letter from Congressmen Paul and Defazio which echoes the concerns of vitamin consumers around the world regarding the immense threat posed by the UN Codex Commission to block our access to therapeutic potencies of vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements.

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Congressman questions officials at Thimerosal hearings

June 6, 2002

By VALERI WILLIAMS / WFAA-TV

A United States congressman is calling for criminal penalties for any government agency that knew about the dangers of Thimerosal in vaccines, and did nothing to protect American children.

Last month, a News 8 Investigation disclosed allegations that some government officials may have surpressed documentation about the risks. Some of those officials testified at Wednesday's congressional hearing.

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FDA Approves Skin Cholesterol Test

Mon Jun 24, 

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials approved the nation's first skin test for cholesterol Monday, a system that detects the heart-clogging substance through the palm of the hand. The action approves its use only in certain already sick patients.

It's not for routine cholesterol screening, the Food and Drug Administration stressed. Drawing a little blood remains the only way to test the general population for high cholesterol.

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