Crisis deepens at the US Food and Drug Administration

Jeanne Lenzer

New York

Source - USA Today

The US Food and Drug Administration, rocked by controversy in recent months, has now admitted that a senior management official secretly contacted a whistleblower group. That official attempted to discredit Dr David Graham, the FDA's scientist who criticised the agency during US Senate hearings, saying that the FDA failed to protect the public when it approved rofecoxib (Vioxx, Merck)