Let's give the FDA the oversight power it needs to protect patients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medicines and other health products. But there are some dangerous gaps in the oversight powers the FDA needs. That puts us all at risk.

Congress needs to give the FDA three important new tools to do its job more effectively

  • Drug safety: Make companies complete post-approval clinical trials that confirm the drug's predicted benefit, or remove the drugs from the market if not.
  • Dietary supplements: Require manufacturers to provide lists of their products and ingredients before putting these supplements on store shelves.
  • Diagnostic testing: Ensure medical tests give accurate results and won't harm the patients that use them.

Subject: Give FDA the tools it needs to protect patients from unsafe medicines, tests and dietary supplements.