Earlier this week, the Senate introduced a bill that would require the FDA to come up with a standard and process for approving -- I am not making this one up -- a safe cigarette.
Previously, Congress introduced a bill requiring the FDA to approve certain knock-off versions of biotech drugs as generic and as interchangeable without any safety tests or risk management or life cycle management strategies,
Previously still, legislation was introduced which required the FDA to set up a risk management program for every drug on the market and every new one being developed...except for imported drugs and generic biologics.
The FDA is still responsible for approving new medicines. I think.
But not until they improve spinach inspection and beef up labeling on peanut butter and organic foods.