FDA chief Hamburg is stepping down. Is Califf the next commissioner?

February 5, 2015 1:11 PM

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is set to step down, according to Reuters, weeks after appointing a deputy many believe to be her hand-picked successor.

Hamburg, who has held the agency's top spot for nearly 6 years, will announce her resignation Friday, Reuters' sources say, with FDA Chief Scientist Stephen Ostroff filling her position until a permanent replacement comes in. Robert Califf, a Duke cardiologist slated to begin his tenure as deputy co...

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