The former FDA commissioner failed to appear in court yesterday. He was ordered to appear for a federally-ordered deposition in a lawsuit to press the confirmation of Plan B as an over the counter medication. Worse, Crawford's lawyer told the press he might invoke his fifth amendment rights to avoid tesitfying.
That's essentially an admission of guilt, although one that will probably provoke dozens of rounds of inquiry to elucidate whose ass he's covering. Two top adivsors on the application, FDA Deputy Operations Commissioner Janet Woodcock and Steven Galson, director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research testified that Crawford excluded them from the process of deciding on Barr's application. That admission is extremely troubling as it illuminates the extent to which proper regulations for drug approval have broken down.
And think of the unplanned pregnancies that proceeded while these officials sat on their thumbs and refuse to show up for court. It's sick.