‘Change Is Difficult’ But It’s A Must For US FDA's Food Program Culture, Expert Panel Advises
Expert panel notes overlap between cultural and structural changes, advises changes in both areas should be implemented together. Recommendations for culture changes include “commit to an on-going process of culture change from the highest levels of FDA leadership.”
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