A U.S. House committee launched a probe of the FDA’s criminal office, raising questions about the unit’s management and handling of cases involving devices, food and drugs. The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee told FDA commissioner Dr. Robert Califf that it’s “examining management concerns” and “possible morale concerns with the field offices” of the federal safety […]
(Reuters) – On April 5, 2012, a criminal investigator from the Food and Drug Administration named Robert West charged into an oncology clinic in Greenville, Tennessee. West was chasing a lead that Dr. Anindya Sen and his wife, the clinic’s office manager Patricia Posey Sen, purchased an unapproved Turkish version of the cancer drug Avastin. […]
FDA’s top criminal investigator resigns amidst scrutiny. Terry Vermillion told the Food & Drug Administration that he would step down as head of the agency’s Office of Criminal Investigations, where he served for 18 years, about two months after a whistleblower made allegations about the alteration of internal agency reports and other ethical violations, according to The Wall Street Journal.