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Improving the Use of FDA Advisory Committees

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  • C. Joseph Ross Daval, J.D.,
  • Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.,
  • and Ameet Sarpatwari, Ph.D., J.D.

Advisory committees cannot support public trust in FDA decisions if the agency uses them inconsistently. Simple reforms could improve accountability, transparency, and trust.

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Author Affiliations

From the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL), Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston.

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