Janet Woodcock to be Acting FDA Commissioner

January 18, 2021

Janet Woodcock is set to be the most powerful person at the FDA in less than a week. The veteran regulator and longtime director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research has been tapped as acting commissioner of the FDA, according to reports by BioCentury’s Steve Usdin and Pink Sheet’s Sarah Karlin-Smith. The appointment was requested by the incoming Biden team, Karlin-Smith added, as they sort out the nomination of a permanent successor to Stephen Hahn — whose one-year tenure has been defined by Covid-19. Read more here.

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