Bill Provision Would Eliminate FDA Panel Conflicts

October 2007
HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2007, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p19
The article discusses a provision in the 2008 agricultural appropriations bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives that requires the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to eliminate conflicts of interests on its advisory committees. The provision prohibits experts who have more than US$50,000 interest in pharmaceutical companies from serving in panels that review their products but allows those with less, to participate in committee discussions but could not vote on recommending products.


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