In a move to make the relationship between the FDA and the outside advisors more transparent, the FDA will require them to disclose potential financial conflicts of interest in writing. In 2006, a study found that a quarter of all experts the FDA relied on for advice on drugs, including whether or not to approve them for public use, had a financial conflict of interest. The proposed changes come on the heels of Congressional investigations into potential conflicts of interest with the drugs Avandia and Ketek.
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