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FierceBiotech reports that former FDA commissioner Lester Crawford is under criminal investigation for possible financial ties to the drug developers he regulated at the FDA. The investigation is focusing on investments he or his wife had in companies that depended on the FDA for regulatory approvals. As John Carroll of FierceBiotech notes, “The FDA needs to set ethical standards, it needs to enforce ethical standards and it needs to do it now. Just muddling along like this will only encourage more improprieties in the future that undercut the public’s confidence in its regulators.”

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