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Scott Gottlieb takes reins as FDA commissioner

Scott Gottlieb takes reins as FDA commissioner

WASHINGTON — Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been sworn in as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, nominated as FDA commissioner by President Donald Trump in March, took the helm as the FDA’s 23rd commissioner on Thursday after being confirmed by a vote of 57-42 in the Senate late Tuesday. He takes

FDA labeling changes target Rx misuse

FDA labeling changes target Rx misuse

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Citing dangers from combined use, the Food and Drug Administration is requiring classwide changes to labeling for opioid analgesics, prescription opioid cough products and benzodiazepines, a group of central nervous system depressant drugs. The FDA said Wednesday that the changes mandate boxed warnings — the agency’s strongest warning — and patient

Walgreens to partake in Precision Medicine program

Walgreens to partake in Precision Medicine program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens plans to participate in the U.S. Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, part of a sweeping federal medical research initiative to help develop individualized care based on a person’s genomic makeup. Walgreens said it’s taking part in the PMI Cohort Program via an initial $20 million grant awarded to The Scripps Research

Califf confirmed as new FDA commissioner

Califf confirmed as new FDA commissioner

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Califf, who was deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco, was nominated as FDA commissioner by President Barack Obama in mid-September. No significant opposition was expected for his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, as the Senate voted 89-4

Obama makes choice for FDA chief

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration’s current deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco is likely to become the organization’s next commissioner. Dr. Robert Califf, a cardiologist and clinical researcher long affiliated with Duke University, was nominated by President Obama earlier this month to head up the FDA. Though Califf must face Senate confirmation

Obama nominates Califf as FDA commissioner

Obama nominates Califf as FDA commissioner

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration’s current deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco is likely to become the organization’s next commissioner. Dr. Robert Califf, a cardiologist and clinical researcher long affiliated with Duke University, on Tuesday was nominated as FDA commissioner by President Barack Obama. On Wednesday, his nomination was sent to the