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Drug Firm Investigated FDA Officials


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"For more than two months in late 2008, private investigators working for a drug company gathered information on Janet Woodcock, a high-ranking official at the Food and Drug Administration -- unearthing details about her husband, two daughters, and in-laws, and re-tracing her steps on a business trip she took to Thailand," Politico reports.

"The drug company, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, paid more than $100,000 to Kroll, the New York-based private investigative firm, to uncover the information about Woodcock, the director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, who oversees the agency’s new-drug approvals.


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