Biden Chooses Robert Califf to Lead F.D.A., Despite Drug Industry Ties
18 days ago - By New York Times
Dr. Robert M. Califf, an academic and clinical trial researcher who ran the agency in 2016, has also consulted for pharmaceutical companies.
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Biden taps Califf to helm FDA - an agency where he has plenty of unfinished business
18 days ago - By STAT
WASHINGTON - Robert Califf, President Biden's new pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration, doesn't have much to show for his first tenure at the agency.
His grand plans for modernizing the way drug makers and the FDA collect patient data were shelved in 2017 after he left the agency's top spot. His efforts to ban flavored tobacco products were foiled by the Obama White House. Even his push to finally fix the FDA's hiring woes still hasn't been fully implemented.
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