FDA loses FOIA suit over Pfizer vaccine documents, must release 55,000 pages per month
A district court in Texas will likely tie up the FDA’s FOIA office for months, as the court ruled late Thursday that the agency must release all documents related to its review of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine.
The order from district judge Mark Pittman, handed down late Thursday, notes that while the Court recognizes the “unduly burdensome” challenges that this FOIA request may present to the FDA, there also “may not be” a more important issue at the FDA right now than the pandemic, the Pfizer vaccine, getting every American vaccinated, and making sure to the American public that the process was not rushed.
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