US FDA Chief Scientist Hinton’s Departure Leaves Vacancy Atop Makena Decision Tree
Jacqueline O’Shaughnessy takes over as acting chief scientist following Denise Hinton’s move to the surgeon general’s office; Hinton previously had been tapped by acting commissioner Janet Woodcock to make a final decision on the accelerated approval status of Covis' preterm birth prevention drug Makena.
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