Something very disquieting happened about a half hour ago at the CFSAC meeting. Eileen Holderman, close to tears, said she and two others, one of whom was Maryanne Fletcher, had been threatened by lawyers with expulsion from the committee for speaking their minds about the inadequacies, stonewalling, and high handed obstruction by the NIH representative, who wouldn't divulge how an important committee for an upcoming workshop was chosen. As I remember, Susan Maier said the selection of these "experts" came from "on high," and would divulge nothing else. This is, of course, my characterization of what happened. Eileen et al, to my ears. were tough but polite. Anyway, Eileen, if you read this, I think you did a splendid job over the last few days and at the FDA ampligen meeting. BRAVA.