Children's Nicotine Addiction A Hot Seat At FDA Commissioner Nominee Hearing
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee members make clear their expectations in questions and comments during hearing on confirmation of FDA commissioner nominee Stephen Hahn.
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Some stakeholders in regulated industries are concerned that without a history as a public agency executive, Stephen Hahn could have an unpredictable tenure as FDA commissioner. Still, consumer health industry trade groups note regulatory topics crucial to the industry's growth and consumer safety should be clear.
HELP Committee ranking member Patty Murray said because of Hahn's evasive responses to questions about curbing youth e-cigarette use during committee meeeting, she would oppose his confirmation. She also said she was not convinced Hahn would uphold FDA standards.