" Nine scientists at the Food and Drug Administration have written a letter to President-elect Barack Obama and his transition team, alleging gross mismanagement at the agency that has "placed the American public at risk."..... "Currently, there is an atmosphere at FDA in which the honest employee fears the dishonest employee, and not the other way around," the letter said. "Disturbingly, the atmosphere does not yet exist at FDA where honest employees committed to integrity and the FDA mission can act without fear of reprisal." Among the charges: • Scientists and doctors have been threatened and told, on occasion, to ignore FDA regulations. • Devices have not been properly labeled. • Managers without appropriate experience have been given authority to make final decisions about device regulation and have done so while ignoring serious safety and effectiveness concerns. • FDA experts have been excluded from product meetings because manufacturers felt that they were "biased." • Manufacturers have been allowed to market their products without FDA approval. An internal investigation of the charges, the scientists said, has resulted "in absolutely nothing: No one was held accountable, no appropriate or effective actions have been taken, and the same managers who engaged in the wrongdoing remain in place and have been rewarded and promoted."" http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/09/fda.scientists/index.html So far Obama and his team have declined to comment. Is it impossible to clean up the Notoriously corrupt FDA?