Elizabeth Jungman directs Pew’s work on public health, overseeing Pew’s initiatives related to antibiotics and innovation, drug safety, and prescription drug abuse.
Before joining Pew, she served as a senior health policy adviser with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, where she played a key role in drafting and negotiating the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012, the FDA provisions in the Pandemic All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, and the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013, which included drug compounding and supply chain security measures.
Before moving to the Hill, Jungman was in private legal practice, where she counseled clients on a broad range of FDA regulatory matters and other health care issues related to the human pharmaceutical industry. She has an undergraduate biology degree from Harvard College, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
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On November 20, The Pew Charitable Trusts—joined by the American Public Health Association, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and Trust for America’s Health—sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) supporting their enforcement of federal law on drug... Read More
Each November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention observes Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, a campaign to raise awareness of the escalating threat of antibiotic resistance and the measures that people can take to preserve the effectiveness of these critical drugs. Since last year’s Get Smart week, policymakers and other stakeholders in the U.S. and abroad have... Read More
When compounded drugs are created in large volumes and shipped across the country, as was the case with injections linked to the national meningitis outbreak, producers should meet some of the same quality assurance requirements as drug manufacturers. Read More