Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Margaret Hamburg Picked to Head FDA

Article in the Wall Street Journal -- Hamburg, Pick for FDA, Faces an Agency in Crisis, by Alicia Mundy.  Here's an excerpt:

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Food and Drug Administration faces several crises at the beginning of her term.

If confirmed by the Senate, Margaret "Peggy" Hamburg will take the helm of an agency under investigation on multiple fronts on Capitol Hill. It has struggled to address problems involving imported drugs such as heparin from China. There have been high-profile outbreaks of illness from peanut butter and tomatoes. And a seemingly endless line of FDA scientists have complained to Congress about agency decisions.



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