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FDA official resigns in protest of morning-after pill decision

...years to begin nonprescription sales, and the FDA's latest postponement of its fate was a surprise: Commissioner Lester Crawford won Senate confirmation to take his job only after promising members of Congress to make a final decision by Sept...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/01/liv_522.shtml
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FDA found problems at flu vaccine plant in 2003

...problems caused the loss of roughly 50 million flu shots destined for the United States. Acting FDA Commissioner Lester Crawford said the 2003 problems and those that tainted this year's vaccine were unrelated. "The proof of that is that the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/19/liv_434908.shtml
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Flu fiasco lessons learned

...Just 10 years ago, five manufacturers produced flu vaccine shots for Americans. That number has dropped to two. Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testified before Congress two years ago that he feared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/22/liv_432012.shtml
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Group alleges delayed reports of Crestor side effects

...FDA's ability to promptly assess the safety of this uniquely dangerous drug," Wolfe wrote FDA Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford Tuesday. AstraZeneca insists that Crestor is no more risky than other cholesterol-lowering "statin" drugs, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/07/liv_424566.shtml
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Government recommends children, some women, limit fish intake

...may become pregnant, and young children should not eat certain kinds of fish that tend to be high in mercury, said Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. While mercury can affect almost any organ in the body...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/20/liv_409363.shtml
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FDA to decide what's really a low-carb food

...grams. It's an effort to "demystify the current confusion about carbohydrates," says FDA Deputy Commissioner Lester Crawford, who expects a substantial number of products will have to change their labels as a result. As the FDA deliberates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/16/liv_408904.shtml
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Company hopes cloned animals produce top food

...which used a similar forum to make public its position on genetically modified crops in 1992. Then the commissioner, Lester Crawford, abruptly resigned, leaving the top ranks of the FDA in turmoil. FDA spokeswoman Rae Jones said in an e-mail...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/09/bus_10704.shtml
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Condoms' effectiveness at protecting against STDs debated

...people who are not married having sex." But John Hart, spokesman for Coburn, said the senator's June 15 hold on Lester Crawford's nomination as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration is an effort to make Crawford obey a 2000 law Coburn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/04/liv_457765.shtml
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New contaminated food tracking rules put in place

...emergencies, such as deliberate contamination of food by terrorists," said a statement from acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Lester Crawford. "The ability to trace back will enable us to get to the source of contamination." Companies will be required...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/07/liv_436511.shtml
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Flu fiasco lessons learned

...Just 10 years ago, five manufacturers produced flu vaccine shots for Americans. That number has dropped to two. Lester Crawford, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, testified before Congress two years ago that he feared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/22/liv_432011.shtml
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