Following Investigation Into FDA Warning Letters About Doctors, California Medical Board Steps Up Monitoring
The investigation found that 73 doctors around the country with active medical licenses had been the subject of Food and Drug Administration warning letters alleging serious problems over a five-year period, but only one had been disciplined.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
California To Monitor Warning Letters Sent By The FDA To Doctors
The California medical board has begun monitoring warning letters sent by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to doctors engaged in potentially harmful practices following a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MedPage Today investigation about the failure of states to act on allegations raised in the letters. ... The warnings involved fertility clinics that didn’t test donors of eggs and sperm for communicable diseases; researchers who didn’t follow rules designed to protect patients who volunteer for trials of drugs and devices; doctors who pushed dubious treatments and supplements to unwitting customers; and a mammography clinic faulted for inadequate quality control testing. (Fauber, 12/14)