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Gus Bilirakis Backs Preventing Drug Shortages Act as FDA Warns About Impact of Coronavirus

With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning about drug shortages due to coronavirus impacting China, a congressman from the Sunshine State is backing U.S. Rep. Scott Peters’, D-Calif., “Preventing Drug Shortages Act.”
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Marco Rubio Backs Permanent Federal Fund to Deal With Public Health Emergencies Like Coronavirus

With worries about the impact of coronavirus on the rise, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is backing a proposal to create a permanent fund “to enable quick and effective responses to future public health emergencies.”

Rick Scott: FDA Should Confirm Pharmaceutical Imports from Communist China are Safe Amid Coronavirus

I want to commend you for protecting FDA employees and pulling them out of harm’s way. Although there are reports the virus has infected more than 60,000 people globally, I do not trust Communist China to coordinate in a transparent and efficient manner when it comes to combatting the threat of the virus.

Marco Rubio, Chris Murphy Want to Make Sure FDA is Ready for the Coronavirus...

Last week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and Chris Murphy, D-Ct. urged Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn to guarantee the FDA has the necessary tools to guarantee the safety and supply of pharmaceuticals, food, and medical supplies being imported from China in light of the growing epidemic of the novel coronavirus.

Darren Soto Champions Having FDA, USDA Oversee Cell-Based Meat Products

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., and US. Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-SD, showcased the “Food Safety Modernization for Innovative Technologies Act,” which, they insist, “would formalize a regulatory framework for food derived from cell-cultured technology.”
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Ron DeSantis, Trump Administration Team Up on Importing Prescription Drugs From Canada

DeSantis and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar teamed up to annouce “HHS issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and draft guidance for the plan” to import the drugs.
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Gus Bilirakis Wants Medicare Patients to Have Access to the Newest Medical Technology

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., is behind a bipartisan push on Capitol Hill to bring more medical technology in treating Americans on Medicare.
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Alcee Hastings Leads Florida Delegation in Urging HHS Open FDA Office in Israel

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, wrote U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar urging the establishment of a regional office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the state of Israel.
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Marco Rubio Goes to Bat for Cigar Manufacturers in Florida

Earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took over as chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee. At the end of last week, Rubio penned a piece that ran in the Tampa Bay Times about how small cigar companies have helped Florida.

FDA: Florida Romaine Lettuce Clear of E.coli

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced on Tuesday that the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have cleared Florida grown romaine lettuce, noting that it does not contain E.coli. 
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