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US FDA Commissioner on Investigating Tainted Food Outbreaks

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/06/10/Dr_Andrew_von_Eschenbach_Modernizing_the_FDA Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Andrew von Eschenbach discusses how the FDA investigates cases of widespread food contamination, such as the Salmonella-tainted tomato scare in the summer of 2008. ----- With Congress pushing for faster approval of new medications and federal coffers shrinking, the FDA is facing tough challenges. Hear what lies ahead for the agency and the future of consumer safety. Von Eschenbach leads the nation's premiere consumer protection and health agency, with regulated products that account for more than 20 percent of consumer spending. As the former director of the National Cancer Institute, von Eschenbach is a nationally recognized urologic surgeon and oncologist - The Commonwealth Club of California Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., was sworn in as the 20th commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 13, 2006. As commissioner, he leads the nation's premiere consumer protection and health agency, regulating products that account for more than 20% of consumer spending.As the former Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Dr. von Eschenbach is a nationally recognized urologic surgeon and oncologist.
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