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Caustic Crusader at Center of FDA Scandal


7/31/2012 8:42:17 AM

As he often did, Dr. Robert C. Smith was hammering away at his bosses at the Food and Drug Administration in the most caustic of terms at a meeting to address his concerns about the approval of medical devices. With seven fellow scientists seated behind him in support, Dr. Smith charged that managers β€œare not following the law, not following the science, not following F.D.A. core values,” according to notes of the 2008 session. He glared at a supervisor, who sat fuming in front of him.

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