Biden Nominates (Pharma) Industry Insider Robert Califf to Head the FDA

Nature.com

After nearly ten months without a permanent commissioner, US President Joe Biden has nominated Robert Califf, former head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to lead the agency once again. Although some in the research community are opposed to the nomination because of Califf’s ties to industry, others welcome a permanent director after such a long delay, particularly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, in which the agency plays a crucial part.

Biden Nominates (Pharma) Industry Insider Robert Califf to Head the FDA