Are FDA Scientists Being Muzzled?


WSJ Pharmalot‘s Ed Silverman discusses a recent report from the Union of Concerned Scientists grading the level of employee freedom of speech at 17 US federal agencies. The Food and Drug Administration did not do well.

“By one measure, which looked at conventional media policies, the FDA received a ‘C.’ This type of policy determines whether scientists can speak freely; review materials they prepare; speak to the media without monitoring, and receive protection as whistleblowers, among other things,” writes Silverman. “A second grade looked at whether scientists are restrained from using social media. The FDA received an incomplete.”

FDA Gets Poor Grades When it Comes to Allowing Scientists to Speak Freely (WSJ Pharmalot, March 31, 2015)

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