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White House Plan B meeting?

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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A copy of former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan's appointment calendar while he headed the agency reveals that he met with White House staff in regard to Barr Labs' Rx-to-OTC switch application for Plan B, the Center for Reproductive Rights maintains. The group obtained a copy of the calendar through the discovery phase in its lawsuit against the FDA for delaying a decision on the switch. CRR told Magistrate Judge Viktor Pohorelsky May 11 that it will seek further details on McClellan's White House meeting during upcoming depositions in the case. McClellan is scheduled to be deposed June 13, while former commissioner Lester Crawford's deposition will take place May 24. CRR is requesting five additional depositions in the case, including those of Office of New Drugs Director John Jenkins and Office of Drug Evaluation III Deputy Director Julie Beitz. The group already has deposed Deputy Commissioner Janet Woodcock and CDER Director Steven Galson, and plans to make the transcripts public the week of May 15...

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