In early October FDA released a report containing eight new draft proposals intended to make its compliance and enforcement data more accessible and user-friendly as part of the agency initiative to increase the transparency of its operations and decision-making. The proposals are out for public comment until Dec. 2.
FDA developed the draft proposals after meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Labor (DOL), both of which have “well-developed and well-regarded enforcement data websites” according to the agency press release. At these meetings, EPA and DOL shared their insights to help FDA learn from, and build upon, their experiences. Like FDA, EPA and DOL recognize that transparency can drive good behavior and promote regulatory compliance.