‘Big Shoes To Fill’: US FDA Commissioner Hahn’s Baptism By Fire
Every new FDA commissioner faces a challenge earning credibility with Congress and the public, but in the context of COVID-19, Stephen Hahn has a double challenge of a public health crisis – and the ongoing prominence of his predecessor at the agency.
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