Possible Trump FDA Commish Candidate Favors (Much) Lighter Touch
Jim O'Neill, a Silicon Valley investment manager, would be an unusual choice to head US FDA, not just because he isn’t a physician, but because he’s favored substantially reducing FDA's role in assessing product effectiveness. While some experts are highly skeptical about O'Neill, who worked at HHS in the Bush administration, others suggest he could champion much-needed change at the agency.
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