FDA, pharma help with hurricane relief efforts


From ThingsPharma.com (free registration req'd):

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sending its doctors and nurses to help deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile, FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford has gone to Atlanta personally to help oversee food efforts there.

    In the largest deployment of FDA staff ever, the agency is sending more than 100 of its Commissioned Corps., including uniformed doctors, nurses and pharmacists, to help with the hurricane fight, according to a senior FDA official.

Also from ThingsPharma:

    America's pharmaceutical research companies continue to send comprehensive disaster aid packages to public and private relief organizations to help lessen the suffering of survivors and to stem a looming public health crisis in the Gulf Coast region following Hurricane Katrina.

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