FDA Withholding Evidence In Birth Defects Suit: Attys

Law360, New York (November 17, 2011, 5:07 PM EST) -- Lawyers for people who claim drugmakers hid evidence that morning sickness treatment thalidomide caused their birth defects sued federal health regulators in Texas on Tuesday, seeking to force them to release records regarding the drug's use and distribution.

The immediate federal complaint alleges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services haven't fulfilled the lawyers' Freedom of Information Act requests for the records, which include the FDA's investigation into the use and distribution of the drug, its review of...
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