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ICYMI, March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

National Cancer Chief, Ned Sharpless, Named F.D.A's Acting Commissioner

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National Cancer Chief, Ned Sharpless, Named F.D.A.’s Acting Commissioner

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (The New York Times)–Dr. Norman E. (Ned) Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will serve as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Alex M. Azar III, secretary of health and human services, announced on Tuesday.

Dr. Sharpless temporarily will fill the post being vacated by Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who stunned public health experts, lawmakers and consumer groups last week when he abruptly announced that he was resigning for personal reasons.

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