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FDA launches drug quality office
The FDA will open the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality on Jan. 1. in an effort to oversee drug quality throughout a product's lifetime. The new office will give drugmakers "a single drug quality assessment that captures the overall OPQ recommendation on approvability, and OPQ will provide feedback on quality deficiencies earlier in the review cycle," said Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Dr. Janet Woodcock, who will lead the new office on an interim basis. Regulatory Focus
More physicians warming up to health care law
Data from The Medicus Firm's Physician Practice Preference Survey revealed 8.6% of responding doctors gave the health care law an A rating, an increase from 6.3% in 2013. The survey found more physicians said the Affordable Care Act has improved access to health care, but few said it has improved the efficiency of health care. BeckersHospitalReview.com
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