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FDA Sets Up Panel To Review Bisphenol A Research

Law360 (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The chief scientist of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has charged an agency panel with the task of reviewing research on the safety of bisphenol A, a chemical used in some types of plastic containers that has recently been linked to developmental and other health problems in humans.

Frank M. Torti, the FDA's principal deputy commissioner and chief scientist said a subcommittee of the FDA's Science Board would be set up to assess BPA. The subcommittee will hold a public meeting, review a forthcoming FDA...
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