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Monday, July 24, 2006

Pressure at the FDA?

Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists announced the results of its survey of FDA scientists (997 of whom participated):

Of the 997 FDA scientists who responded to the survey, nearly one-fifth (18.4 percent) said that they "have been asked, for non-scientific reasons, to inappropriately exclude or alter technical information or their conclusions in a FDA scientific document."

61 percent said that political appointees had improperly injected themselves into decisions and 81 percent supported better post-marketing monitoring.

The press release has links to related materials.

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