Search Warrants - What Happens When the FDA Storm Arrives

The thought of federal agents storming the offices of an FDA-regulated company may seem far-fetched to some, but it is becoming a common reality, according toHyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. attorneys John R. Fleder and William T. Koustasin a recent article in FDLI's Update publication. FDA, in coordination with other federal agencies, is more aggressively using criminal search warrants to collect evidence, catching unsuspecting companies by surprise.

Given FDA's increasing use of criminal search warrants, companies regulated by FDA should take precautionary steps to ensure that their business is prepared to deal with the possibility of a FDA criminal search, rather than risk the consequences of being caught unaware.