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CU Statement Concerning Discussion Draft of “FDA Globalization Act”

Some of the more high-profile failures of our medical device and cosmetics regulatory system are well known at this point: for example, the 2006 recall of 183,000 packages of contact lens solution, manufactured in China, because of bacterial contamination; and a June 2007 import alert about toothpaste made in China that contained the very dangerous chemical diethylene glycol, which is used in antifreeze and as a solvent.