Former FDA commissioner is fined $90 000 for failing to disclose conflicts of interest

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:492
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Lester Crawford, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, was last week fined $89 377 (£45 800; €67 000), sentenced to three years of supervised probation, and required to do 50 hours of community service by Judge Deborah Robinson of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Last October Dr Crawford pleaded guilty to two charges: failing to report that he and his wife owned shares in companies regulated by the agency and filing false financial reports. The reports are required by US law. The companies included Pepsico, Kimberly-Clark, and Sysco. …

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