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Tom Zeller Jr. filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Tom Zeller

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request copies of the following documents:

-- A transcript of the June 4, 2015 Joint Meeting of the Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee (BRUDAC) and the Drug Safety and Risk Management (DSaRM) Advisory Committee Meeting

-- Copies of any 208(b)(1), 208(b)(3) or any other kinds of waivers issued for the BRUDAC/DSaRM meeting of June 4 2015

-- Copies of any 208(b)(1), 208(b)(3) or any other kinds of waivers issued for the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee meeting of June 18 2010

-- Any e-mails or other correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics regarding any issued waivers for the above-mentioned Advisory Committee Meetings

In case any of these requests are denied, I request that a reason for the denial is given in writing, and the non-exempt portions of those records be released with the omissions clearly explained.

If possible, I would like to receive the documents in electronic format -- PDFs, DOCs, TXTs, RTFs, TIFFs, JPGs, GIFs, or other commonly-used formats would be fine.

This particular FOI request is intended to provide information for a journalistic work in progress which is intended for publication in a major media outlet. As a member of the media, I am entitled to be placed in the "news media, educational, or scientific requesters" category. As such, I should only be charged for duplication fees beyond the first 100 pages.

Further, I assert that this request is in the public interest, because it is likely to contribute significantly to public understanding of the operations and activities of the government, and I therefore request a waiver of fees.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Tom Zeller
Editor in chief, Undark
Knight Science Journalism Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
E19-623, Cambridge, MA 012133

From: Food and Drug Administration

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