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FDA admits role of politics in safety case - Hawaii News

There are 2 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Sep 25, 2009, titled FDA admits role of politics in safety case - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that four New Jersey congressmen and its own former commissioner unduly influenced the process that led to its decision last year to approve a patch for injured knees, an approval it is now revisiting.

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Kaneohe, HI

#1 Sep 25, 2009
So, are they going to jail? They should.

Keauhou, HI

#2 Sep 25, 2009
Disgusted wrote:
So, are they going to jail? They should.
There should be some sort of penalty. They forced through the approval of a procedure that may have caused additional medical expenses for the patients receiving the device.
And there should be some ethical standards for the lawmakers as well. It's one thing to inquire about the status, it's altogether different to bring pressure for approval, as it appears in this case. It's too bad FDA didn't record the calls for posterity.

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