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What GAO Found In fiscal year 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began to increase the number of inspections of foreign drug manufacturing establishments after decreases from fiscal years 2016 through 2018.
What GAO Found GAO found that 12 percent of the 2,030 generic drug applications reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from fiscal years 2015 through 2017 were approved in the first review cycle.
What GAO Found GAO found that two of the three memory supplement products that GAO had tested by a qualified and vetted laboratory either did not contain their stated ingredients or did not contain the ingredient quantity stated on the label.
What GAO Found The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) followed its standard review process when it approved the application and revised labeling reflecting certain changes, including the indication and dosing regimen, for the drug Mifeprex, which is used for the medical termination of early pregnancy....
What GAO Found GAO's analysis of revenue, profit margin, and merger and acquisition deals within the worldwide drug industry from 2006 through 2015 identified key trends: Estimated pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales revenue increased from $534 billion to $775 billion in 2015 dollars.
What GAO Found GAO found that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collects information on the use of the Nursing Home Compare website, which was developed with the goal of assisting consumers in finding and comparing nursing home quality information.
What GAO Found The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lacks measurable goals to assess its progress in advancing regulatory science—the science supporting its effort to assess the products it regulates.
What GAO Found Results obtained from two selected private consumer transparency tools GAO reviewed—websites with health cost or quality information comparing different health care providers—show that some providers are paid thousands of dollars more than others for the same service in the same geographic...