Freedom of Information at FDA

If time is money, then the information clearly isn't free, since you may have to wait a few months (or years) for it. Some requests from the year 2000 still haven't been fulfilled.  Word came out yesterday that, of all the Federal agencies, FDA is the worst when it comes to supplying information to the media and the public via the "Freedom of Information" Act.  Bloomberg had a brief report on that yesterday. Watch the Clip. Surprise: the Agency has had to cut back staffing in this department, probably one of the lowest on its priority list. Anyone seeking unredacted information from the Agency should take note of Ed Silverman's "best practices," which he posted on Pharmalot yesterday. -AMS
Show Comments
Hide Comments

Join the discussion

We welcome your thoughtful comments.
All comments will display your user name.

Want to participate in the discussion?

Register for free

Log in for complete access.

Comments

  • <p>In the past, human rights inside the company is not really that seriously tackled. But they (the owners of these companies) realised there is more to the company than making money, they decided to add a little bit of humanity. They thought that if the workers are treated right, they will produce more and it means more production. - <a href="http://oceans2003.org/kyle-thomas-glasser">Kyle Thomas Glasser</a> </p>

    Reply

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments