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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

No Wonder the FDA is in Disarray

The Associated Press reports that former FDA head Lester Crawford plans to enter a guilty plea.  The brief story states,

Former FDA chief Lester Crawford has agreed to plead guilty to charges of failing to disclose a financial interest in PepsiCo Inc. and other firms regulated by his agency, his lawyer said Monday.

The Justice Department accused the former head of the Food and Drug Administration in court papers of falsely reporting that he had sold stock in companies when he continued holding shares in the firms governed by FDA rules.

This does explain the quick resignation.

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