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The lower the FDA sinks in public esteem, the more it shows a bunker mentality, withdrawing into its shell and stalling on media inquiries. You know it's getting bad when the media complain in public. A few weeks earlier, a former editor with the American Public Health Association, Kathryn Foxhall, spoke for many journalists when she told the FDA's new Risk Communication Advisory Committee about effective "censorship" the agency practices by limiting access to, then monitoring interviews with, its officials -- which has "a chilling effect."
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