Wyeth Pressure May Have Led To FDA Vet Dismissal

Law360, New York (February 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have removed a veterinarian from her post at the agency in response to pressure from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a comprehensive congressional report has revealed.

Wyeth, angered by the FDA's decision to yank its veterinary drug from store shelves, raised flimsy allegations suggesting that Victoria Hampshire, who identified the drug's negative side effects, was biased against it, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) found in his two-year study of the situation.

The study's findings have raised questions about how the FDA responds to...
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