April 12, 2012

B4 Redacted Document Definition

Nothing better than reading a document that the FDA has posted and coming across a page like this one. The (b)(4) apparently refers to how they reconcile the Freedom of Information Act confidential treatment requests so they don't give away any industry secrets. The magic eraser is 17 CFR 200.80 (b)(4). So when they want to redact a document, they just throw a (b)(4) exemption and some dashes in there thinking all of us poor saps know what it means.
redacted fda document using b4