Lawmakers Ask U.S. Watchdog to Investigate FDA's Asia Oversight

  • FDA has two drug inspectors to oversee 700 plants in China
  • U.S. imports $52 billion in drugs a year from other countries

As China and India take larger roles in making the drugs found in American medicine cabinets, U.S. lawmakers asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to oversee plants in other countries.

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