Union Sues FDA Demanding Full Report On St. Jude Probe

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 7:02 PM EST) -- A labor union sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in California federal court Friday, demanding that the agency release an unredacted report describing its inspection of St. Jude Medical Inc.'s Sylmar, Calif., facility in relation to safety problems with defibrillator implant leads.

Unite Here, a nonprofit labor organization that says it co-sponsors health plans for hundreds of thousands of members and their beneficiaries, filed the complaint after the FDA refused a Freedom of Information Act request for the unredacted version of the report. A redacted...
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Case Information

Case Title

Unite Here v. Food and Drug Administration

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Freedom of Information Act


James V. Selna

Date Filed

February 7, 2013

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