Dear Mr. Reinke,
Thank you for contacting me about U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reform. In order to best represent you as your United States Senator, it is vital that I hear your views on this and other important matters.
I share your concerns about the need to reform the FDA. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ investigative arm, reported that the FDA’s inability to oversee medical product and food safety would be added to its list of “high risk” government programs and practices. Reports like these are troubling and require us to take action. As we discuss FDA reform, we need to be honest about what works and what does not. This means establishing better, more robust results-oriented performance measures, aligning activities and resources to meet strategic goals, and enhancing the use of performance information. We must implement policies that adequately prepare the FDA to keep pace with changing demands.
Thank you again for contacting me. I will keep you thoughts in mind. Please continue to be in touch with your opinions and concerns as we move forward in the 113th Congress. For further information or to sign up for my newsletter please visit my website at http://warner.senate.gov.
MARK R. WARNER
United States Senator
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