Friday, 6 February 2015

FDA Commissioner to Retire in March


WebMD News from HealthDay

Feb. 5, 2015 -- U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will retire from the position in March, the agency has announced.

Over the past six years, Hamburg has worked to speed approval of breakthrough drugs and oversaw new initiatives on food safety and tobacco regulation, the Washington Post reported.

"As you can imagine, the decision was not easy," she said in a statement. "While there is still work ahead (and there will always be), I know that I am leaving the agency well-positioned to fulfill its responsibilities to the American public with great success."

Until President Barack Obama names a permanent successor, the FDA's top job will be filled by Stephen Ostroff, the agency's chief scientist and a former official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Post reported.

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