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Former FDA commissioner Hayes dies: Arthur Hull Hayes Jr., who led FDA from April 1981 through September 1983 and was a nationally known professor of clinical pharmacology, died on Feb. 11, 2010, from complications caused by a chronic illness, according to an obituary published by Munson-Lovetere Funeral Homes. He was 76. After being appointed FDA commissioner by President Ronald Reagan, Hayes' directed FDA's response to the Tylenol tampering in 1982, called for a voluntary moratorium on direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines and weathered criticism on the FDA's approval of the sweetener aspartame. He earned a Rhodes Scholar degree in philosophy, politics and economics in 1957 before studying medicine, serving in Army Medical Corps from 1965-1967 and teaching medicine and pharmacy at Cornell and Pennsylvania State University before moving to FDA, and later was provost and dean at New York Medical College. According to FDA's Web site, in 1986 Hayes shifted to executive positions in the pharmaceutical industry, served on the editorial boards of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Rational Drug Therapy and the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, and was president of the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the U.S. Pharmacopoeia. He retired in 2005, five years after founding MediScience Associates consultants, part of Nelson Communications Inc
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