US FDA Commissioner Transition: Sharpless Audition Is Ending – Will He Get The Part?
Ned Sharpless has been acting head of the US FDA for five months but has not yet been formally nominated for the permanent post. The emergence of another new name as a possible candidate underscores how uncertain the transition still is.
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