Chair Of BPA Safety Panel Probed Over $5M Gift

Law360, New York (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Lawmakers are probing whether the chairman of a panel advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the safety of bisphenol A, a chemical widely used in plastic products, was compromised by a $5 million donation made to his research center by a donor who has vouched for the controversial chemical's safety.

Reps. John D. Dingell and Bart Stupak, both Michigan Democrats, said Tuesday that they will widen their investigation into BPA's safety to include a potential conflict of interest involving Dr. Martin Philbert, the founder...
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