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Senate confirms Robert Califf as new FDA commissioner
Washington Post

Senate lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm Robert Califf, a longtime cardiologist and academic researcher, as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

The final tally was 89 to 4.

“Dr. Califf is the right person with the right experience to build on the FDA’s unsurpassed record of protecting public health while encouraging innovation and the introduction of new life-saving therapies to the market,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a statement.