Former US FDA Commissioners Try To Shake Loose Biden Nomination
Acting commissioner Janet Woodcock, a candidate for the permanent job, and agency’s career staff also garner the group's compliments.
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Margaret Hamburg says selection process may move faster once Xavier Becerra is confirmed as HHS secretary since 'the chemistry of the relationship between the FDA commissioner and the HHS secretary is important.'
US FDA Commissioner Race Shrinks And Widens: Biden Team Trying To Woo Reluctant Dems On Woodcock While Exploring New Options
White House is trying to overcome some Senate Democrats’ opposition to Janet Woodcock as FDA Commissioner, while also looking for other candidates for the job. Josh Sharfstein, long thought to be Woodcock’s main competition, is not a strong contender.