Scientists and doctors ask Obama to investigate “wrongdoing” at the FDA

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 14 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1483
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    Nine doctors and scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to President Barack Obama on 2 April, saying they wanted “to draw your attention to the frustration and outrage that FDA physicians and scientists, public advocacy groups, the press, and the American people, have repeatedly expressed over the misdeeds of FDA officials.”

    They sent a copy of the letter to Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, who posted it on his committee’s website with the names of the signatories blacked out. The letter is similar to one that nine people sent to President Obama’s …

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