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Biden plans to pick FDA veteran Robert Califf to lead the agency

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President Joe Biden is likely to nominate former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf to return to the top role at the sweeping regulatory agency.
If confirmed by the Senate, Califf would take over an agency poised to make key decisions on coronavirus vaccines and treatments while facing criticism of recent controversial drug approvals and widespread burnout due to the ongoing pandemic. Califf previously served as commissioner for nearly a year during then-President Barack Obama's second term after an overwhelming vote in his favor.
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