Thursday, December 8, 2016

Brief Blog: Trump Considers Libertarian FDA Commissioner?

STAT offers this news article on December 7, 2016:
President-elect Donald Trump is weighing naming as Food and Drug Administration commissioner a staunch libertarian who has called for eliminating the agency’s mandate to determine whether new medicines are effective before approving them for sale. 
“Let people start using them, at their own risk,” the candidate, Jim O’Neill, said in a 2014 speech to a biotech group.
STAT's article online here.  Others hope that current Commissioner Califf, recently confirmed by a Republican congress, may stay on.