FDA Taking Suggestions for Regulations to be Eliminated Under Trump Policy

September 11, 2017

Shortly after taking office in January, President Trump issued an executive order directing agencies to identify regulations considered to be outdated, unnecessary or ineffective; inhibit job creation; or impose costs exceeding benefits — and now the FDA is asking the public for suggestions.

The agency opened several comment dockets, as part of Trump’s executive order that the federal government identify two regulations for elimination for each new one proposed. The dockets will be open for the next 90 days.

In its request, the FDA said it is responsible for two, equally important missions: protecting public health by ensuring safety, efficacy and security of medical products, as well as fostering the development of innovative approaches and solutions. The agency said it is looking to achieve “meaningful burden reduction” while fulfilling its public health objectives.

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