06/05/2012 - Allan Coukell, deputy director of the Medical Safety Portfolio of the Pew Health Group, appeared on C-SPAN to talk about drug safety. Recently, the House passed the Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012 by a vote of 387-5. This legislation gives the FDA the funding it needs to approve new drugs and medical devices more quickly and improves inspection. The Senate passed a similar bill and a final draft of legislation is expected early the next month. Mr. Coukell responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.