Teaching the Elephant to Dance: Privatizing the FDA Review Process

Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13

Food and Drug Law Journal, Vol. 51, p. 651,1996

27 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2009 Last revised: 2 Jun 2013

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Elizabeth Price Foley

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: November 9, 2009

Abstract

Considers the implications of privatizing the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) review of the safety and efficacy of medical devices and drugs. Concludes that the FDA's flaws - namely, a risk avoidance culture and autocratic style of regulation - can only be accomplished by breaking the agency's monopolization of this review function.

Keywords: FDA, food, drug, food and drug administration, privatization, privatize, drug review, medical device

Suggested Citation

Foley, Elizabeth Price, Teaching the Elephant to Dance: Privatizing the FDA Review Process (November 9, 2009). Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1503162 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1503162

Elizabeth Price Foley (Contact Author)

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law ( email )

11200 SW 8th St.
RDB Hall 1097
Miami, FL 33199
United States

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