Political Pressure-Cooker Mentality At FDA: Report

Law360, New York (July 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A nonprofit group is accusing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of fostering an environment in which its scientists exclude or alter unfavorable findings to stave off political retaliation, according to a report released Thursday.

The Union of Concerned Scientists, a Cambridge, Mass.-based coalition that studies the misuse of science and technology in society, said the findings were the result of an anonymous written survey sent to 5,918 FDA scientists.

Of the 997 scientists who responded to the survey, the UCS said nearly one-fifth admitted that...
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