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Trump taps Sharpless as FDA acting commissioner
Modern Healthcare

The Trump administration on Tuesday named Dr. Ned Sharpless as acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Sharpless, who is the current director of the National Cancer Institute, will take the place of outgoing commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who surprisingly announced his resignation earlier this month.

“We look forward to the agency continuing its important work. Dr. Sharpless’ deep scientific background and expertise will make him a strong leader for FDA,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement.

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