"John Roth, director of the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations, said officials are seeking to ensure that companies are appropriately balancing their profit motives with the need to manufacture food and drugs responsibly.
The meningitis outbreak and other recent cases have spurred the agency to take a closer look at this balance, Roth told lawyers at an American Bar Association-sponsored conference in Las Vegas focused on white-collar crime.
"We wonder exactly if this is a systemic problem, if it requires a broader response by the FDA or is it an anomaly," Roth said in a panel discussion Friday. "We're going to be taking a look at that and hopefully we'll launch in a thoughtful way.""
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