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Tainted Syringes Slip FDA's Watch; Lobbyists Spend Millions Honoring Lawmakers; FEMA's Preparedness Gaps

POSTED: 09:54 AM ET, 06/ 8/2009 by Sarah Fitzpatrick

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Tainted Syringes Slip FDA's Watch » Records show that the Food and Drug Administration missed several chances to stop a batch of contaminated syringes from reaching the public in a case that has been linked to at least 4 deaths and 162 illnesses nationwide. — Chicago Tribune

Lobbyists Spend Millions Honoring Lawmakers » Despite a ban on gifts to lawmakers and limits on campaign contributions, lobbyists and groups that employ them can spend unlimited money to honor members of Congress or donate to non-profits connected to them or their relatives. — USA Today

GAO Cites FEMA Preparedness Gaps » Almost four years after Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has failed to clarify the responsibilities of different agencies that would respond to such disasters, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office. — Washington Post

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Here is more information on the fowl-up at AMPAT2 and the FDA regarding the tainted syringes:

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