FDA struggles to track foreign drug trials

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing only a fraction of foreign drug trials, as companies increasingly move drug testing overseas to reduce costs, a report by agency overseers said Tuesday.
The FDA inspected about one percent of foreign drug testing sites in fiscal year 2008, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is responsible for looking out for the safety of patients enrolled in studies of all drugs destined for the U.S. market...........& more

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