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U.S. lawmaker slams FDA response to superbug outbreaks
U.S. lawmaker slams FDA response to superbug outbreaks

A federal lawmaker criticized the latest response from the nation's top health regulator on the recent superbug outbreaks and renewed his push for congressional hearings. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) faulted the Food and Drug Administration for taking two months to answer a letter from a bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers in light of the public health threat. He also said some of the FDA's answers appeared misleading. "The lack of responsiveness and continuing lack of disclosure is alarming given the gravity of this issue," Lieu said. "The scopes they regulate were killing people." In a May 6 letter to lawmakers, the agency reiterated that it became aware...

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