Rob Califf (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Biden like­ly to nom­i­nate Ver­i­ly's Rob Califf to lead the FDA again

Cap­ping a con­tro­ver­sial­ly long pe­ri­od for the FDA to go with­out a per­ma­nent leader, Pres­i­dent Joe Biden is like­ly to se­lect Ver­i­ly’s Rob Califf, a for­mer FDA com­mis­sion­er un­der Pres­i­dent Oba­ma, as the next FDA com­mis­sion­er nom­i­nee.

A for­mer Duke car­di­ol­o­gist and mem­ber of the pres­ti­gious Na­tion­al Acad­e­my of Med­i­cine, Califf will be a wel­come face for an agency grap­pling with high-pro­file re­tire­ments in CBER and CDER. He’ll al­so re­turn to a role that he was com­fort­able in for a short stint at the end of Oba­ma’s pres­i­den­cy. The Wash­ing­ton Post first re­port­ed the news.

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