FDA officials say White House caved to political pressure on certain reforms | MassDevice.com On Call

April 3, 2012 by MassDevice staff

An look back at the FDA's relationship with the White House finds that the pair are often at odds and that political concerns have trumped science in recent years as the Obama administration sought to mitigate controversy as it built its case for health care reform.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The Obama administration caved in to political pressure on certain measures in attempts to quell controversy as the White House built its case for health care reform, according to a story in the New York Times.

Worried that any political missteps might muddle arguments for reform, the administration delayed important regulations in order to avoid creating an easy target for Republicans.

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