Hamburg in as FDA chief

May 19, 2009 by MassDevice staff

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirms Margaret Hamburg as 21st commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration.

President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Food & Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg, was unanimously confirmed last night by the U.S. Senate, according to news reports.

Hamburg, 53, has a wealth of public health experience. She’s received two degrees from Harvard and at 36 became New York City’s youngest health commissioner.

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