Vacancies on FDA Advisory Committees
January 11, 2012
Anyone attending an FDA Advisory Committee meeting will likely discern right away that the job of serving in the capacity as a member is probably not terribly exciting. You have to travel from where you live, review mountains of data, speak credibly and act responsibly only after revealing a lot of information about your financial relationships. You have to sit for hours in what is likely a not very comfortable chair. You have to be patient. And that is only the beginning.
Some have speculated that increased scrutiny for potential conflict of interests among those serving on FDA advisory committees will keep large numbers of otherwise qualified people from serving. No judgment on that front is being rendered on that front today.
To view more, including lists of vacancies per committee, click here (Eye on FDA).