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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