FDA veteran Dr. Janet Woodcock has been tapped as interim FDA commissioner by the Biden administration, according to published reports. An article by BioCentury also said that former FDA commissioner David Kessler, who had been mentioned as a possible replacement for current commissioner Stephen Hahn, will be a consultant to the agency but will not serve as its […]
Outgoing FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn says he needs some time to reflect on his future after leading the FDA for a little over a year. It’s hard to blame him. Hahn’s brief tenure at FA has been rocky, to say the least. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar has been reportedly discussing the removal of Dr. Stephen Hahn as FDA commissioner, according to Politico. The Politico report cited a half dozen current and former administration officials. FDA spokesperson Michael Felberbaum in an email to MassDevice denied an Azar-Hahn feud: “Commissioner Hahn enjoys a good relationship with Secretary Azar and […]
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the FDA. The vote was 72 to 18, according to a report in the New York Times. Hahn will be the first permanent commissioner of the agency since Dr. Scott Gottlieb resigned in April. President Trump nominated Hahn, the chief medical officer […]
A Senate panel has recommended approval of Dr. Stephen Hahn as the new commissioner of the FDA. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions voted 18 to 5 to approve the nomination of Hahn, the chief medical officer at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Hahn would replace acting commissioner Dr. Brett Giroir, […]
President Trump has nominated the chief medical officer at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Stephen Hahn, as the next commissioner at the FDA. Hahn supplanted other candidates, including acting commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless, who will return to the National Cancer Institute, according to a report by The Hill. Dr. Brett Giroir, the current assistant […]