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FDA Week - 09/06/2019

Former FDA Heads, Health Orgs Push Sharpless As Permanent FDA Chief

By David Roza
September 4, 2019 at 5:12 PM
Four former FDA commissioners and a host of patient advocacy, research and physician groups on Tuesday (Sept. 3) called on President Donald Trump and HHS Secretary Alex Azar to nominate Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless as the agency’s permanent chief. The letters came as rumors swirled that Azar might be considering nominating Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir for the post. A former HHS official told Inside Health Policy that such a nomination could “create a firestorm” due to...


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