The FDA has resumed several health and safety activities that had been halted by the partial government shutdown, now in its 24th day.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. listed the tasks that the agency has added to “excepted, unpaid work.”
“It is not business as usual at FDA. Many key functions aren’t getting done,” Gottlieb tweeted. “But we’re focused on maintaining core activities that directly impact consumer safety and save lives. My priority is to our consumer protection mission and the people executing mission-critical functions.”