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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:29 PM
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FDA not 'nano-ready'
FDA not 'nano-ready', says report

By Clarisse Douaud

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http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/news/ng.asp?n=71078-fda-...


10/5/2006 - A former FDA deputy commissioner for policy has denounced the agency's capacity to properly regulate nanotechnology products including supplements, a criticism that could inflame debate leading up to the agencys first major public meeting on the atomic technology.

In a report commissioned by the Woodrow Wilson Center's project on emerging nanotechnologies, University of Maryland School of Medicine professor Michael Taylor concluded the US Food & Drug Administration's resource base is severely eroded. This is despite what appears to be a recent nanotechnology policy kick-start at the FDA.
The report reveals regulatory weaknesses affecting new products, such as certain dietary supplements and cosmetics, using the technology. Critics say questions over nanotechnology safety have not been answered and the FDA is not in a position to effectively police it.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:08 PM
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1. I doubt the FDA really comprehends the problem at all.
Nanotech leads into possibilities that I doubt anyone really understands, and the government gets bogged down on things like abortion and what to do after hurricanes.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 12:08 PM
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2. agree
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