Ed Silverman at Pharmalot reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is being "accused by a group of current and former employees that their personal e-mails [were accessed] after they warned Congress the agency was forcing employees to approve medical devices they maintained posed unacceptable risks." According to a lawsuit filed last week, Silverman says that the FDA employees — all scientists and physicians — claim that "three devices could have missed signs of detecting breast

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