Deep Dive: Six FDA Commissioners Take the Stage

As they celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, which first regulated safety and labeling in the US, six former Commissioners of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meet to talk about an agency with wide-ranging regulatory responsibilities. FDA has authority over many foods and virtually all drugs, devices, cosmetics, veterinary products, and tobacco, giving it jurisdiction over one in every four dollars the American consumer spends. What challenges does FDA face in its next 110 years? Does it have the resources and talent to do its job?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2016

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

As consumers increasingly get their news online, and many news outlets shift from advertising-based business models to... See more
An opportunity to hear Axios Founder and Executive Editor Mike Allen discuss journalism and politics of the day with... See more
The president of the Texas Civil Rights Project sits down with the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart to discuss human... See more
Join Damian Woetzel, incoming president of the Juilliard School, for an interactive breakfast interview led by Eric Liu... See more
Ever wondered why mandatory minimum sentences are so controversial? Pay a visit through film to the family of Cindy... See more
Enter the world of Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a taciturn repo man rising through the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan in... See more

Pages