FDA reorganizes food and medical inspections
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The Food and Drug Administration will restructure the oversight of its food and medical inspection processes as new commissioner Scott Gottlieb takes the reins, per Bloomberg.
The change: Previously, the FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs operated an umbrella of five geographical region heads — now, it'll have six product-specific offices instead: pharmaceutical quality, medical devices, tobacco, food, biologic drugs, and research.
Why it matters: It's a modernizing move for the FDA, and one that got the approval of Gottlieb's predecessor: