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Editor's View: Some final rules may not be so final

She may have one foot out the door, but Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg had to step into the fray one more time last  week and field questions from lawmakers considering the agency’s budget for the next fiscal year. These are often occasions when senior federal officials have their composure tested and really get to earn their pay. As anticipated, a final menu labeling rule issued in 2014 became the subject of early and repeated questions in a Senate budget hearing.



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