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New FDA head Robert Califf vows to use ‘bully pulpit,’ better explain agency decisions
Washington Post

Robert Califf, a longtime Duke University cardiologist and researcher, was confirmed as the next leader of the Food and Administration this week by a wide margin. The Senate voted 89 to 4 in favor of placing Califf in the agency’s top post, where he replaces former FDA commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg. The final tally on Wednesday, however, did not reflect the opposition Califf faced in the months after President Obama nominated him last September.