News of the WeekBIOMEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

White House Adviser Tapped to Head FDA

Science  04 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5591, pp. 36-37
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5591.36b

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Last week, President George W. Bush announced his choice for the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Mark McClellan, a 39-year-old economist, physician, and current White House adviser. McClellan has impressive bipartisan credentials, but he has never run anything like the 10,000-person FDA, which governs everything from pharmaceutical products to genetically modified food.

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