By James Rogers
TheStreet.com, April 27, 2009
Sen. Patrick Leahy Press Release, April 25, 2009
A Food and Drug Administration employee who accused her boss of sex discrimination and won a judgment said the agency has asked her to resign as part of a settlement.
The New York Times, April 18, 2009
Medicare fraud, costing tens of billions of dollars a year, should get Congress' attention
Las Vegas Sun, April 17, 2009
Executives of a small medical-device company donated $50,000 in the 2008 election campaign to New Jersey Democrats who went to bat for the company's knee implant at the Food and Drug Administration, according to campaign donation records.
Scientists and doctors with the FDA have sent a strongly worded letter to President Barack Obama calling for "sweeping measures are needed to end the systemic corruption and wrongdoing that permeates all levels of FDA and has plagued the Agency far too long."
ABC News' Brian Hartman Reports: Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, released a remarkable letter today that nine staffers from the Food and Drug Administration have sent to President Obama.
FDA Acting Commissioner Frank Torti's leaked email to agency employees regarding the agency's confidentiality policies has landed the commish in hot water with Sen. Charles Grassley, Dow Jones reports. Torti's March 13 email tells employees to keep propriety information to themselves. Included in that long list was privileged intra-agency and inter-agency communications, including emails, memos and letters. It also warns employees that disclosing information or documents "can result in disciplinary sanctions and/or individual criminal liability."
March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Government employees who think public safety is being compromised may be deterred from speaking out because of a memorandum from the acting head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Senator Charles Grassley said.
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