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September 05, 1985

Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) said he has grave doubts that acting Assistant Atty. Gen. Richard Willard is qualified to head the Justice Department's Civil Division and has asked for renewed Senate confirmation hearings. Metzenbaum said the Senate Judiciary Committee should look further into what role Willard played in a decision to accept a plea bargain with Ely Lilly & Co. officers who failed to report deaths associated with Oraflex, a purported anti-arthritic drug for which they were seeking government approval.

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