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Placing a Ceiling on Protection for Public Health

Governor Romney has endorsed an idea called regulatory budgeting, but it really means capping protection for public health.  Romney’s position paper explains the concept as follows: To force agencies to limit the costs they are imposing on society, and to provide the certainty that businesses crave, a system of regulatory caps is required. As noted, [...]
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FDA Requests $4.03 Billion To Transform Food Safety System, Invest In Medical Product Safety, Regulatory Science

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