Bill Would Bar Felons From Seeking FDA's OK

Law360, New York (June 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Congress is considering a bill to bar convicted felons from submitting applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of new drugs and medical devices.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) introduced the bill in the House of Representatives on Thursday, months after House Republicans released a report that found the FDA had failed to remove convicted felons from the drug regulatory process, allegedly risking the health of countless individuals.

The proposal would expand the authority of the FDA to debar individuals and companies convicted of...
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