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Drug recalls have hurt confidence in FDA

Industry and the American public have lost faith in the federal agency in charge of overseeing the country's drug and medical device industry, according to an annual survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The pollsters found that slightly more than half (51 percent) expressed a favorable opinion of the Food & Drug Administration's performance, but that high-profile drug recalls had damaged confidence in the watchdog agency.