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ID:

216

Date:

2007-06-19

Headline:

Drug, Food Risks Stay Secret as Inquiries to U.S. FDA Pile Up

Reporter's name:

Justin Blum

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Bloomberg

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

More than 20,000 FOIA requests to the Food and Drug Administration have gone unfilled for at least four years, leaving requesters wondering about such things as the details of a loved one's death in a medical study and the safety of the anthrax vaccine, Bloomberg reports. One Maryland-based company that files requests for clients accounts for 44 percent of the backlog, according to FDA.

Notes:

FOIA requesters from Ann Arbor, MI, and Bar Harbor, ME; story mentions Coalition of Journalists for Open Government

Keywords:

FOI Services Inc., backlog, anthrax vaccine, Vioxx, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Public Citizen,


Agencies:

FDA

States:

ME
MI
US

Categories:

drug safety


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