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ODS director wanted

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA is seeking a candidate with a medical degree and an "advanced knowledge of epidemiology, public health issues related to drug safety, and risk management" to fill the position of Office of Drug Safety director, the agency announces June 28. Job responsibilities include implementing policies and initiatives related to adverse drug events and the Medwatch program, FDA notes. The ODS director position has not been permanently filled since former director Victor Raczkowski, MD, announced his departure in October 2003. Since then, FDA Emergency Preparedness Officer Ralph Lillie has been serving as acting director. FDA announced in November it would widen its search to fill the position as part of a multi-pronged initiative on drug safety (1"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 8, 2004, p. 3)...

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