Volume 90 Issue 11 | p. 44 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 12, 2012

Surveyed FDA Scientists Claim Corporate Influence

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: FDA, scientific integrity, Union of Concerned Scientists

Hundreds of FDA scientists believe that corporate interests continue to interfere with their work, according to a survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The nonprofit advocacy group questioned 7,043 FDA scientists last summer. Of the 997 scientists who responded, 214 believed that corporate interests had “a lot of weight in the FDA’s final decisions,” and 347 thought such influence was “too high.” In addition, 238 scientists said they “frequently” or . . .

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