Califf Clears First Senate Hurdle, But FDA Abortion Pill Decision May Complicate Final Confirmation
Republican opposition to Califf over the agency’s recent move to relax its Mifeprex restrictions is ominous since in order be confirmed as FDA commissioner he’ll need enough GOP votes to make up for Democratic opposition over his opioid track record and connections to the drug industry.
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