US HHS Secretary: U.S., China Work To Improve Import Safety By '08 (China)
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt says the U.S. and China are "in the final phases" of working out deals on import safety and hope to sign it by 2008. "We are working, right now, in the final phases of negotiating agreements with China on food and feed, on drugs and devices," Leavitt said in a briefing at the White House. "These will be groundbreaking agreements." He did not give any details, but said "we have to take two regulatory systems and find ways to make them work together. They don't have to be identical. They simply have to have common objectives and well-defined outcomes." (Click here for more - May Require Paid Subscription
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