Peggy Machak


Update from Washington: FDAMA

Last November, President Clinton formally signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act, sweeping bipartisan congressional legislation focused on reforming the agency's regulation of food, drugs, medical devices and cosmetics. Overall, the new law is considered a triumph by both the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Biotechnology Industry Organization because it embraces many of the FDA legislative reform recommendations the industries had proposed to streamline the drug regulatory process.