Navigation Links
Former FDA Commissioner Accused in Criminal Case

Lester Crawford, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration has been subjected to a federal investigation following accusations of financial improprieties. //

Attorney Barbara Van Gelder has mentioned that a grand jury had begun a criminal investigation of Lester Crawford. She is believed to have told a federal magistrate, in a telephone hearing, on Thursday, that she would instruct him to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if ordered to answer questions about his actions as head of the FDA.

Crawford had been acting commissioner of the FDA for more than a year. He resigned in September; only two months after the Senate confirmed him, mentioning that it was time for someone else to lead the agency. However investigations have revealed that a month before he resigned, Crawford sold over $50,000 in shares in a company regulated by the FDA.

FDA's actions on emergency contraceptive pills, was a subject of dispute during Crawford's tenure. Barr Laboratories, manufacturers of these contraceptive pills, had applied three years ago to sell these pills over the counter. FDA repeatedly delayed a decision on its application, following scientific and legal concerns.

Abortion rights advocates, former FDA officials and other lawmakers claimed that the delays had resulted from politics.

The FDA was sued by the Center for Reproductive Rights in federal court in New York over the delays. The case was allowed to proceed bestowing the center with the right to interview top FDA officials, including Crawford. The criminal investigation was revealed during the trial of the lawsuit.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Former smokers can be protected with vitamin A derivative
2. Reliable Help For Smokers From Nicotine Patches and Former Smokers
3. Former IMO President Shows Interest In Winning General Election
4. Justice To Former Male Nurse In sex Discrimination Case
5. Residents Of Former Industrial Towns In UK Most likely To Become Obese
6. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Suffers Heart Attack
7. Fact Sheet on Polonium-210 - The Substance That Killed Former Russian Spy
8. Former Chilean Dictator Hospitalised After Heart Attack
9. Former Chilean Dictator Recovering
10. Italian Who Met Former KBG Spy is Arrested
11. Former Official Confesses He Had Sold Steroids to Leading Baseball Players
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... professionals, announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new ... network of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and ... in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary ... of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to ... app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry ... fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on ... Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability ... fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic ... the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , ... ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , ... Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that it ... Supplier Horizon Award . One of 12 ... recognized for its support of Premier members through exceptional ... excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... recognition of our outstanding customer service from Premier," says ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... YORK , June 23, 2016 ... waters, but it continues to present great opportunities to ... companies for today: Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON ... Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ), and ... more about these stocks and receive your complimentary trade ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: