News brief­ing: Top FDA of­fi­cial ex­its; Sun Ge­nomics clos­es $9.25M Se­ries A

The FDA’s prin­ci­pal as­so­ciate com­mis­sion­er for pol­i­cy, Low­ell Schiller, has left the agency, ac­cord­ing to a Politi­co re­port.

Schiller was hired by for­mer com­mis­sion­er Scott Got­tlieb in 2017, and pre­vi­ous­ly served as act­ing chief coun­sel. Ac­cord­ing to Politi­co, Schiller’s deputy Lau­ren Roth will step in as act­ing head of the pol­i­cy of­fice.

The news comes just weeks af­ter FDA com­mis­sion­er Stephen Hahn oust­ed the agency’s new­ly-hired chief spokesper­son, Emi­ly Miller. The One Amer­i­ca News vet was at the FDA 11 days be­fore los­ing her po­si­tion. That an­nounce­ment fol­lowed a week of con­tro­ver­sy for Hahn over mis­lead­ing com­ments about the ef­fi­ca­cy of con­va­les­cent plas­ma as a Covid-19 treat­ment.

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