Ned Sharpless in final running for FDA commish with MD Anderson exec and Harvard prof — reports
The Trump administration is apparently down to three final candidates for the top FDA job as a deadline for nomination looms. Acting commissioner Ned Sharpless is contending with Stephen Hahn, chief of radiation oncology at MD Anderson, and Harvard dermatology professor Alexa Boer Kimball, according to reports.
Conspicuously absent from the group is Brett Giroir, the controversial assistant secretary of HHS who reportedly enjoyed the favor of Alex Azar, his boss at the department. Azar ended up not recommending him to the White House for fear of a difficult Senate confirmation, sources told BioCentury.
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