I guess I would characterize it as a working relationship. Any time you interface with a governing agency you encounter problems. I just believe the company I work for embraces the environment in which we chose to do business. Miles White attitude was that the FDA was not as smart as he therefore he could prevail. Whoops.
I hope when the 483's come out as well as other public information we can get to the bottom line on what really irked the FDA. But I think it still ties to the commitments abbott made over the past few years, that abbott did not meet. It is very simple, you tell someone you will do something and by when, when you fail to do it at all or miss the deadline by a large margin you get what you deserve.
Abbott internal polices as a corporation are not harmonized. That is one of their biggest problems. Plus I believe most of this ties with either improper or incomplete paperwork. And systemic weaknesses in their policy and procedures. The story will come out.