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FDA Commissioner McClellan

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White House health and economic advisor Mark McClellan, MD/PhD, unanimously confirmed by Senate Oct. 17 after Health Committee member Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) lifted hold on nomination (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 14, 2002, p. 7). Confirmation comes 21 months after former Commissioner Jane Henney, MD, left office. Although no swearing-in date had been set as of Oct. 18, FDA's Science Board meeting in Rockville, Md. Oct. 25 could mark his first public appearance as commissioner. Meeting agenda lists introductory remarks to be given by McClellan "pending confirmation." Meeting will include discussion of CFSAN counterterrorism efforts, CDER's drug GMP initiative...

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