The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking for a new principle medical adviser to take charge of public messaging after a series of foibles that have shaken public trust in the agency. Top in the running is Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist who regularly discusses public health on MSNBC and NBC.
According to Adam Cancryn, “As part of the gig, he would manage a broad portfolio ranging from the agency’s Covid-19 response to its aggressive crackdown on vaping and nicotine. Gupta is also expected to take a lead role in guiding the FDA’s communications strategy, serving as its public face on high-profile issues and trying to bolster trust in the agency’s health recommendations.”
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(Source: Politico, July 5th, 2022)