Public advocacy group Public Citizen is suing the US Food and Drug Administration over its redactions of information about people who serve on its advisory committees, Pharmalot's Ed Silverman reports at Stat News.

Advisory committee members review marketing applications from companies and, as Silverman notes, while FDA doesn't have to follow their recommendations, it often does. This means committee members wield a lot of influence.

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