The FDA is Four Years Behind in Granting Approval for Generic Drugs

The newly confirmed Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Robert M. Califf, stated the backlog of some 4,300 generic drugs awaiting approval is costing consumers billions of dollars each year.

The pharmaceutical industry blames the FDA’s – which regulates up to 25 cents of every dollar spent by U.S. consumers – application process and the department’s underfunding for the backlog but FDA states the companies often submit poor applications.  Read article here….

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