Two inspections by the US Food and Drug Administration, an internal company investigation, and an inspection by a third party found instances of misconduct and other violations at a Cetero Research facility in Houston, reports Reuters. "The pattern of misconduct was serious enough to raise concerns about the integrity of the data Cetero generated during the five-year time frame," FDA said.

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