Robert Califf, FDA commissioner nominee (Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA/Sipa via AP Images)
Califf on accelerated approvals: Companies need to do more work before FDA says OK
As he awaits a tight Senate vote, Rob Califf, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next FDA commissioner, is signaling where the agency may move on accelerated approvals if he takes over at FDA.
Building off comments from his Senate confirmation hearing, in which Califf said that he’s “a fan of accelerated approval” but the US needs a better system to evaluate these drugs once they’re on the market, the nominee raised questions about how well the current structure serves patients.
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