Table V.4: The Number of States That Reported Having FDA Commissioned Officers, and How These States Rated the Effectiveness of Having Commissioned Officers for Sharing Information and Conducting Activities Related to Drug Compounding
Number of states (%) How states that reported having FDA commissioned officers rated their effectiveness for sharing information and conducting activities with FDA related to drug compounding
Yes, our office has commissioned officers with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)a Yes, another state agency, office, or department has commissioned officers with FDAa No Don't know No response Very or somewhat effective Neither effective nor ineffective Somewhat or very ineffective Donít know No response
26 (52) 1 (2) 17 (34) 3 (6) 3 (6) 16 0 5 5 1

Source: GAO survey of state pharmacy regulatory bodies, survey question 32. | GAO-17-363SP
Notes: GAO surveyed the state pharmacy regulatory bodies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all but 4 completed the survey.
aCommissioning is a process that permits state and local officials to conduct examinations, inspections, investigations, as well as collect and obtain samples, and copy and verify records under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act even when their own state and municipal laws do not give them this authority.