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Steven Grossman is a Maryland-based regulatory consultant who serves as the deputy executive director of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, which has two goals: To assure that the Food and Drug Administration has sufficient resources to protect patients and consumers; and to maintain public confidence and trust in the FDA. The alliance has the support of three former Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and six former FDA Commissioners, who act as honorary co-chairs.

(This commentary by Steven Grossman, deputy executive director of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, originally appeared in the Alliance’s Friday Update of Nov. 21, 2014, and is reposted here with permission.) Thanksgiving is a traditional time to focus on the good things for which we are grateful. FDA is near the top of my…