Can we say with certainty that without broader regulation we can continue to protect the publicís health and safety? Local health departments arenít taking that chance, and neither should the FDA.
We need more Congressional support on both sides of the aisle to urge the FDA to move swiftly and broadly to finalize its ruling and expand its regulations. The road map already exists. It shouldnít take another 50 years for us to do what we already know is right.
Terry Allan is president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.