Fresh From US FDA's Chief Counsel Office, Beth Weinman Talks Qui Tam And Compliance
Beth Weinman, a former enforcement lawyer in US FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel, recently joined the life sciences and FDA regulatory practice at Ropes & Gray. She spoke with Medtech Insight about whistleblower suits and FDA enforcement priorities.
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