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Former FDA commissioner pleads guilty to two charges

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7574.874-a (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:874
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Lester Crawford, the former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, pleaded guilty in a district court in Washington, DC, last week to two charges: conflict of interest and failing to disclose financial holdings in companies that the FDA regulated. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in prison and a fine. Dr Crawford will be sentenced on 22 January 2007.


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    Dr Lester Crawford: “I accept full responsibility”

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