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FDA in the Twenty-First CenturyThe Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies$
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Holly Fernandez Lynch and I. Glenn Cohen

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171182

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171182.001.0001

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Conflicts of Interest in FDA Advisory Committees

Conflicts of Interest in FDA Advisory Committees

The Paradox of Multiple Financial Ties

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(p.134) Chapter Seven Conflicts of Interest in FDA Advisory Committees
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FDA in the Twenty-First Century
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Genevieve Pham-Kanter

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171182.003.0010

This chapter summarizes findings from an analysis of financial ties of FDA advisory committee members during the 15-year period covering 1997-2011. Focusing on a facet of conflicts of interest that has not been empirically well-studied--exclusive financial ties versus multiple financial ties and their implications for voting behavior in drug review meetings--this study finds that, contrary to the conventional narrative, individuals with multiple, nonexclusive financial relationships do not vote differently from committee members who have no financial ties.

Keywords:   conflict of interest, FDA advisory committee, exclusive tie, multiple ties, drug approval, voting

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