Doctor Quits Safety Panel Reviewing Johnson & Johnson Uterine Device Over Conflict

Published: Jul 14, 2014

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SILVER SPRING, Md.--A member of an independent panel weighing the safety of a medical device that can spread cancer in women stepped down after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviewed consulting fees he had accepted from a device manufacturer, the agency said Thursday.

San Francisco gynecologist Andrew Brill removed himself from the 16-member panel before two days of hearings on the device were set to begin Thursday, an FDA spokesman said. Dr. Brill didn't respond to requests for comment.

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