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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

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

FDA takes action against trans fat in food

FDA takes action against trans fat in food

WASHINGTON — To eliminate trans fat in processed foods, the Food and Drug Administration has called on food manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from products over the next three years. The FDA said Tuesday that, following “a thorough review of the scientific evidence,” it has concluded that PHOs — the primary dietary source

Hamburg to step down as FDA commissioner

WASHINGTON — Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will step aside next month after nearly six years at the helm of the agency overseeing many of the nation’s most contentious public policy issues and products representing about 20% of every dollar spent by ­consumers. Hamburg, 59, said her decision to step

Reports: FDA commissioner Hamburg to step down

Margaret Hamburg WASHINGTON — Margaret Hamburg reportedly is stepping down as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Published reports said Thursday that the 59-year-old Hamburg is slated to leave the FDA commissioner post at the end of March and that the Obama administration plans to make a formal announcement on Friday. Plans call for