Republicans Turn Their Backs On Califf
A visual comparison of Robert Califf’s US FDA Commissioner confirmation votes in 2016 and 2022.
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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.
Citing close ties to the biopharmaceutical industry and a lack of commitment to lowering drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Jan. 26 demanded President Barack Obama withdraw his nomination of Robert Califf to lead the FDA.