Who should Obama nominate for FDA commissioner?


John Mack of Pharma Marketing News is asking who should be the next FDA commish. His survey walks you through some of the top contenders, including:

  • Robert Califf, vice chancellor for clinical research and professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Duke.
  • Dora Hughes, Health Policy Advisor to Senator Barack Obama.
  • David Kessler, former FDA Commissioner.
  • Steve Nissen, cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Mary Pendergast, industry consultant who was a former associate FDA Commissioner under David Kessler.
  • Peter Rost, former Pfizer VP of Marketing, now a blogger.
  • Joshua Sharfstein, commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department.
  • Mike Taylor, former Deputy FDA Commissioner under Clinton
  • Susan Wood, the former head of women’s health at FDA, who resigned in protest after the delay in switching the morning-after pill over-the-counter.
  • Janet Woodcock, Center for Drug Evaluation & Research Director

So what are you waiting for? Vote now!

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