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What GAO Found The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have agreed to establish a joint collaborative process for the referral and placement of unaccompanied children, but the process has not yet been implemented.
What GAO Found Although the exact number of rogue Internet pharmacies is unknown, one estimate suggests that there were over 36,000 in operation as of February 2014, and these rogue sites violate a variety of federal laws.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to correct problems identified in earlier evaluations of its foreign drug inspection program, focusing on FDA's efforts to: (1) prepare inspection reports and take enforcement actions against foreign pharmaceutical...
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) explored ways to reduce the potential for fraud in obtaining and using social security number (SSN) cards; and (2) identified technological alternatives for making the card more resistant to counterfeiting.
GAO was asked to evaluate both the medical procedures which were used to screen Indochinese refugees overseas and the followup procedures which were practiced in the United States to determine if those procedures were adequate for protecting the public health.