Exclusive: U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down - source

February 5, 2015 6:26 AM

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Exclusive: U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who for almost six years has overseen new public health initiatives ranging from tobacco control to food safety and medical product approvals, is stepping down, according to a source briefed on the matter.

The White House is expected to announce Hamburg's resignation on Friday, the source said. FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Yao declined to comment.

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