Anti-Addiction Groups Call For New FDA Chief

September 24, 2014 4:41 AM

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Anti-Addiction Groups Call For New FDA Chief

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

In a letter released Wednesday, more than a dozen groups ask the Obama administration's top health official to replace FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who has led the agency since 2009.

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