IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 11, 2016
Mr. Manchin introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to amend the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration.
This Act may be cited as the
Changing the Culture of the FDA Act.
Mission Statement of the Food and Drug Administration
The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, is directed to amend the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration to include the following statement:
The FDA is also responsible for protecting the public health by strongly considering the danger of addiction and overdose death associated with prescription opioid medications when approving these medications and when regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of opioid medications.