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What's Happening with the FDA Commissioner Appointment?

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What's Happening with the FDA Commissioner Appointment?

On Health Affairs This Week, Senior Editors Jessica Bylander and Chris Fleming dive into the potential appointment of Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner and give an overview of the role…
October 22, 2021

What's Happening with the FDA Commissioner Appointment?

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Last week, it was reported that President Joe Biden is considering Robert Califf to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

The appointment, which has yet to been made official, comes as a mid-November deadline to appoint an FDA Commissioner looms. Currently, the acting commissioner for the agency is Janet Woodcock.

On Health Affairs This Week, Senior Editors Jessica Bylander and Chris Fleming dive into Califf’s consideration, why it’s important the agency has a leader, and give an overview of the role FDA plays in regulation outside of drugs and medical devices.

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