Get Your Facts Fast — FOIA Requests May Be Expedited

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT) -- As food and drug attorneys, we rely on a certain level of U.S. Food and Drug Administration transparency to understand why the FDA did what it did in a particular case and to discern what that means for future agency action (or inaction) in another case.

One way we get the transparency we need is by submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the FDA, seeking the production of particular documents or records. Anyone who has submitted a FOIA request to the FDA (or to...
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