Let Your Voice Be Heard...New Commissioner of U.S. FDA Appointed

As we all know by now, the new Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is Dr. Margaret Hamburg. President Barack Obama also announced that Hamburg’s Chief Deputy at the FDA will be Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the health commissioner of Baltimore.

I cannot imagine the pressure that these two are now starting to feel after their initial elation at landing the jobs. I don't care who you are or what you're made of...leading the FDA is not going to be a cake-walk. It's like they're a dog dog chasing their tail, they never quite "get it". The resulting health ramifications to the American public of food additives, insufficient oversight and citizen use as lab rats should be of primary concern; not pushed aside, underfunded and indebted to big business.

Now is the time to send a shout out to your new FDA Commissioner and Chief Deputy Commissioner and tell them you want food additives like Aspartame and MSG re-evaluated for safety, we need more inspectors for our food processing plants and longer clinical trials on drugs before they are sent to the masses for general consumption and assumed safety.

Okay so these are my issues and you may or may not share them. What I do know is that we all need to write and express our hopes for a new day at the FDA. One where consumer health is placed at a higher level of need than the desire for big business to prosper.

To pen a note to them you can use this address:
Food and Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857

or email:

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