TITLE

Conflicts cause FDA to review advisory committees

AUTHOR(S)
Kondro, Wayne
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/4/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on a major internal review that was announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Advisory Committee Meeting system. The aspects of the review are highlighted. The FDA allows conflicted scientists to apply for a waiver that permits them panel membership on the condition that their individual expertise outweighs the seriousness of the conflict. One critic of the appointment of conflicted scientists was Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D.-NY).
ACCESSION #
21376633

 

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