Isn’t that their job?

The government is setting up a special monitoring board to keep checking on medicines once they’re on the market, responding to complaints that officials reacted too slowly to reports linking prescription painkillers to heart attack and stroke.

I suppose it might not be fair criticism [1], but I can’t help but make two exclamations when I read the above paragraph (from this AP article today). First, isn’t this their job? Isn’t the FDA already supposed to monitor medicines and safety? Second, this sounds a lot like Big Government. Do we really need another group to do the job of an existing one? Boy, the radical right sure walk a different game than they talk.

[1] Not that “fair” is a threshold the radical right inspires.