Okay, he’s a Republican and might be pro-war, deregulation and anti-peace, choice, etc. I don’t care, this man will not back down and I LOVE him for it:
Sen. Chuck Grassley is busy again, asking for information about the FDA’s approval last fall of a knee implant made by ReGen Biologics.
After a WSJ article about a controversy involving the approval appeared Friday, Grassley sent letters to the FDA and ReGen, based in Hackensack, N.J., asking for documents about their interactions, particularly those leading up to an FDA advisory committee meeting about the device held Nov. 14.
The Iowa Republican, who has been investigating the drug and device divisions of the FDA for several years, said his inquiry is based on emails that “make it look like the device maker was calling the shots and the FDA was going out of its way to accommodate the company.”
The Grassley letter also mentions a study that ReGen sponsored to support approval of its device. One of the study’s nine authors was William Rodkey, ReGen’s VP of scientific affairs, and Grassley says another was J. Richard Steadman, a company director. See ReGen’s directors here.
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