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FDA external relations

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Agency names Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw attorney Sheila Walcoff to succeed Peter Pitts as associate commissioner for external relations. In her new role, Walcoff will advise Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford on legal policy and program direction for FDA's interactions with stakeholders and other external audiences, as well as supervise the agency's Office of Public Affairs, Office of the Ombudsman, Office of Special Health Issues and the Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff. Lawrence Bachorik, who had been filling in for Pitts, will return to his role as FDA assistant commissioner for public affairs (1"The Pink Sheet" June 28, 2004, In Brief)...

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