Janet Woodcock (AP Images)

Janet Wood­cock to be act­ing FDA com­mis­sion­er while Biden team fi­nal­izes nom­i­nee — re­ports

Janet Wood­cock is set to be the most pow­er­ful per­son at the FDA in less than a week.

The vet­er­an reg­u­la­tor and long­time di­rec­tor of the Cen­ter for Drug Eval­u­a­tion and Re­search has been tapped as act­ing com­mis­sion­er of the FDA, ac­cord­ing to re­ports by Bio­Cen­tu­ry’s Steve Us­din and Pink Sheet’s Sarah Kar­lin-Smith.

The ap­point­ment was re­quest­ed by the in­com­ing Biden team, Kar­lin-Smith added, as they sort out the nom­i­na­tion of a per­ma­nent suc­ces­sor to Stephen Hahn — whose one-year tenure has been de­fined by Covid-19.

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