FDA commissioner Rob Califf (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/Sipa via AP Images)

FDA com­mis­sion­er spells out agen­cy's top pri­or­i­ties, with a fo­cus on dis­pelling mis­in­for­ma­tion

It’s been a lit­tle more than six months since FDA com­mis­sion­er Rob Califf won Sen­ate con­fir­ma­tion, and while he high­light­ed some of his key goals ear­ly on, he of­fered the agency’s lat­est ar­ray of top pri­or­i­ties in a JA­MA view­point yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

At the top of the list, even as gen­er­al fa­tigue has tak­en hold among the pub­lic’s per­cep­tion to­ward the pan­dem­ic, is Covid-19, and the on­go­ing opi­oid ad­dic­tion cri­sis, which took more than 100,000 lives in 2021.

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