Hamburg, Sharfstein Appointments To FDA Shift Focus To Future Plans Of Career Officials
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
President Obama praises Hamburg's "reputation of integrity" and record of public health acheivements in making nominations March 14.
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Plan specifying the acting head of FDA until new commissioner is confirmed references senior positions that no longer exist.
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