Latest General Accountability Office Stories

2010-05-25 13:24:41

The General Accountability Office (GAO) said on Monday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs greater authority, more cooperation from other agencies, and must do more scientific research to help make the U.S. food supply safer. The GAO said that the FDA also needs to do more to help consumers navigate the maze of food supplements on the market and requires more power to regulate them. The GAO said that a series of food safety concerns has shaken consumer confidence in the food...

2010-01-12 15:40:00

Prices for hundreds of brand-name drugs have skyrocketed since the beginning of the decade, particularly those used to treat infections, heart disease and depression, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. government. "From 2000 to 2008, 416 brand-name drug products "” different drug strengths and dosage forms of the same drug brands "” had extraordinary price increases," read the report by the nonpartisan General Accountability Office (GAO). "These 416 brand-name drug...

2009-07-09 10:10:00

Despite public belief, tap water could actually be more pure than some bottled water, according to a report from the General Accountability Office on Wednesday. The report found notable disparities between the management of public drinking water systems and the bottled water industry. "Public water systems must annually provide consumer confidence reports that summarize local drinking water quality information about the water's sources, detected contaminants, and compliance with national...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.