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Stronger Research Just One Item on Drug Agency's Wish List

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Science  20 Mar 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5921, pp. 1549
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5921.1549

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President Barack Obama's nominees for commissioner and deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg and Joshua Sharfstein, will inherit an agency with fragmented authority and funding that has been stumbling from one crisis to the next.