FDA Understaffed and Overwhelmed

In a shocking article published in the NY Times, the FDA is so far behind in monitoring the nation’s food supply, pharmaceutical drugs imported into the country, and medical devices that the problem won’t be rectified in any of our lifetimes! According to the article, “the agency would need at least 27 years to inspect every foreign medical device plant that exports to the United States, 13 years to check every foreign drug plant and 1,900 years to examine every foreign food plant, according to government investigators.” This precarious situation presents a real threat to our public safety. Yet, our government is doing nothing substantial to address the dangers. That’s a real scandal and a clear and present danger to our future well being.