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White House and the F.D.A. Often at Odds

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“In a globalizing world, where trust is a huge part of what American manufacturers have to sell, the politicization of the F.D.A. could hurt not only consumer protection but industry profits as well,” said Daniel Carpenter, an F.D.A. historian at Harvard University. “If this trend continues, one could easily see major government purchasing programs in Europe, India, China and elsewhere saying, ‘We’re not going to follow F.D.A. recommendations anymore.’ ”

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