FDA Eyed Over $1.5M Consulting Contract

Law360, New York (January 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has come under fire over a $1.5 million contract it entered into with a consulting firm tasked with boosting morale at the agency's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, with lawmakers reportedly criticizing a recent retreat for FDA employees amid ongoing problems with drug safety oversight.

Lawmakers say the management conference, held in December for nearly 500 employees of the FDA's drug division as part of the agency's contract with the Center for Professional Development Inc., was excessive given that...
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