The FDA at a Crossroads Lecture Series, 2007-08

The FDA at a Crossroads Lecture Series, 2007-08

"Ballenger, Cooper Debate the Right of Access to Developmental Drugs"
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Law school students gathered on Oct. 4 to witness a debate between Scott Ballenger, counsel for Abigail Alliance, and Richard Cooper, former chief counsel for the FDA, on whether or not terminally ill patients have a constitutional right of access to developmental drugs.

"The Implications of New Legislation and Issues Surrounding the Importation of Food and Drugs"
William K. Hubbard, former senior associate commissioner of the FDA and senior advisor to the Coalition for a Stronger FDA spoke about the implications of new legislation and issues surrounding the importation of food and drugs.

"Food Safety"
Michael R. Taylor, a professor at George Washington University and former FDA deputy commissioner for Policy and administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, spoke about food safety and the FDA.

"The State of Science at the Food and Drug Administration"
Peter Barton Hutt, senior counsel for Covington & Burling, LLP, and former chief counsel of the FDA discusses the state of science at the Food and Drug Administration.

"The Influence of PHARMA on Drug Trials"
Fran Hawthorne, author of "Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat," talks about the influence of PHARMA on drug trials.

"Should FDA Regulate the Leading Cause of Preventable Death: Tobacco Products?"
William V. Corr, executive director of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and William B. Schultz, partner at Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP, discuss whether the FDA should regulate tobacco products.

"Drug Safety, A View from Inside the FDA"
Robert Temple, M.D., director for Medical Policy for the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research discusses drug safety.

"FDA at a Crossroads: Food Use of Cloned Animals" with Michael Rodemeyer and Larisa Rudenko
Michael Rodemeyer, J.D., former executive director of the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology; and Larisa Rudenko, Ph.D., senior advisor for Biotechnology, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA discuss the FDA's recent decisions on food use of cloned animals.