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NCI Head to Fill In at FDA After Crawford Resignation

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Science  30 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5744, pp. 2142-2143
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5744.2142a

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) commissioner of 2 months suddenly quit last week, citing his age. Within hours, President George W. Bush tapped the leader of the country's war on cancer to be his temporary replacement.