Janet Woodcock (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/Sipa via AP Images)

Ex­it in­ter­view: FDA leg­end Janet Wood­cock­'s thoughts on the agency and its con­tro­ver­sies

For al­most four decades, Janet Wood­cock has served in near­ly every ma­jor lead­er­ship po­si­tion at the FDA — act­ing com­mis­sion­er, deputy com­mis­sion­er, CDER di­rec­tor, Of­fice of New Drugs di­rec­tor, COO and more.

Wood­cock of­fi­cial­ly re­tires on Wednes­day and sat down with End­points News via video con­fer­ence to talk about how she would re­form the ad­vi­so­ry com­mit­tee sys­tem, why we’re not ready for the next pan­dem­ic, and what she would’ve done dif­fer­ent­ly with Sarep­ta’s ac­cel­er­at­ed ap­proval for Ex­ondys 51 (eteplirsen) in 2016.

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