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Letter Report on the Development of a Model for Ranking FDA Product Categories on the Basis of Health Risks Attachment D ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF REVIEWERS This report has been reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise in accordance with procedures approved by the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council. The purposes of the independent review are to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We thank the following for their review of this report: Ann Bostrom, University of Washington; Paul Citron, Medtronic, Inc.; Alan M. Garber, Stanford University; Sandra A. Hoffman, Resources for the Future; Robert E. Johnston, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ralph L. Keeney, Duke University; Harley W. Moon, Iowa State University; Joseph V. Rodricks, ENVIRON; and Brian L. Strom, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of the report was overseen by the review coordinator, Lauren Zeise, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the review monitor, John C. Bailar, III, University of Chicago. Appointed by the National Research Council, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the committee and the institution.