Raising questions over whether Woodcock expects to be FDA chief . . .

Woodcock Names Cavazzoni As Permanent Drug Center Director

By Beth Wang, Kelly Lienhard / April 12, 2021 at 3:45 PM
Acting FDA chief Janet Woodcock announced Monday (April 12) that Patrizia Cavazzoni will succeed her as permanent director of the agency’s drug center, leading some to speculate that Woodcock either expects to be nominated for the permanent FDA chief position or is contemplating retirement and wants to secure long-term leadership of the drug center. Woodcock has been eyed by the Biden administration as a top contender for the permanent FDA chief position. She has faced both support for and opposition...

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