DOJ Memo Could Offer Additional Defenses In Enforcement Actions
Industry should be cautious in interpreting a recent US Department of Justice memo stating DOJ wouldn’t take enforcement actions based on failure to comply with guidance documents alone, according to experts. But the document still could offer assistance to manufacturers fighting enforcement actions.
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