CDER’s Woodcock Retiring? Rumors Never Go On Furlough
On day 10 of the federal government shutdown, a Reuters story sparks concern inside and outside the agency that FDA’s drugs center director could soon retire without an obvious successor waiting in the wings; Woodcock fires back with a memo assuring CDER staff she has no plans to leave.
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