As fears of a politically-motivated vaccine EUA grow, Eric Topol delivers an ultimatum to commissioner Hahn: Stand up or resign
One of the most vocal opponents of the FDA’s plasma decision capped a week of criticism last night with an extraordinary call: Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the FDA, should either admit to bending to Donald Trump’s political agenda in declaring “a historic breakthrough” or resign.
In an open letter on Medscape, Scripps Research Translational Institute founder Eric Topol blasted Hahn for what he argued were repeated breaches of the FDA’s mission to advance “accurate, science-based information,” from the decision to authorize hydroxychloroquine in March to the second remdesivir EUA issued on Aug. 28. He criticized him for vastly overstating the benefits of convalescent plasma at the White House press conference and alleged he had buckled to apparent and reported political pressure.
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