November 14, 1989 |
Dr. Frank E. Young is stepping down as commissioner of the beleaguered Food and Drug Administration, which has been under widespread and increasing fire in recent years from lawmakers, consumer groups, AIDS activists and others. Capitol Hill and agency sources said that Young did not want to leave his job and had been made a scapegoat for agency problems. Young will leave the FDA on Dec.
March 15, 1989 |
One afternoon nearly three years ago, in the midst of a nationwide Tylenol cyanide scare, Dr. Frank E. Young, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, could hardly control his wrath over the idea that someone would tamper with products purchased by American consumers. "This kind of terrorism is just like a burglary," he told a reporter. "In this case, the burglar burglarizes our trust. I get angry that someone would do this to us as citizens."
June 18, 1986 |
The manufacturer of Extra-Strength Excedrin capsules Tuesday asked stores nationwide to remove the product from shelves after authorities in Auburn, Wash., found cyanide-laced capsules in the home of a 40-year-old bank manager who died last week of cyanide poisoning. However, Dr. Frank E. Young, commissioner of the federal Food and Drug Administration, said there was thus far "no evidence that this is anything but a local, isolated event."