Poll: Should Joshua Sharfstein or Janet Woodcock lead the FDA from here?
It’s time for a new FDA commissioner to come on board, a rite of passage for Joe Biden’s administration that should help seal the new president’s rep on seeking out the experts to lead the government over the next 4 years.
As of now, the competition for the top job appears to have narrowed down to 2 people: The longtime CDER chief Janet Woodcock and Joshua Sharfstein, the former principal deputy at the FDA under Peggy Hamburg. Both were appointed by Barack Obama.
Woodcock knows where all the bodies are buried, and did most of the digging herself. Sharfstein is an experienced player who has been an outspoken advocate for greater integrity at the FDA after a period when President Trump routinely bullied his FDA chief, Stephen Hahn.
So who would you pick, and why?
Please be sure to name your pick in the response and then explain. Here’s the link.