Is it possible for FDA regulatory scientists and industry scientists to work together?

Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Mar;91(3):390-2. doi: 10.1038/clpt.2011.304.


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was established as a regulatory agency to protect the public health by ensuring that foods, medications, devices, and many other products are safe, effective, and properly labeled. William Abrams demonstrated that scientists from the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA can work together with integrity and synergy to develop scientific and educational programs, thus paving the way for more recent precompetitive collaborations between the "regulators" and the "regulated."

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Drug Industry / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Health Personnel / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Humans
  • Public Health / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Science / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration / legislation & jurisprudence*