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McClellan: Biden Admin Should Make FDA An Independent Agency

By Beth Wang / November 20, 2020 at 4:18 PM
Former FDA chief Mark McClellan says the Biden administration should consider making FDA an independent agency, separate from HHS, and he asserts the discussion should be a priority for Congress and the administration in 2021 due to concerns the Trump White House exerted political pressure over FDA’s COVID-19 decisions. McClellan and fellow former FDA chief David Kessler, who co-chairs President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board , along with five other former FDA heads have repeatedly called in recent years...


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