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Senate Confirms Dr. Stephen Hahn as New FDA Commissioner

On December 12, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn to be the next FDA Commissioner. Dr. Hahn will take over for Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health within the Department of Health and Human Services, who has been overseeing the FDA since Ned Sharpless’s tenure as “acting” FDA Commissioner expired in November 2019. … Continue Reading

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Calls for a Ban on Vaping Products Most Widely Used by Youth

On November 19, 2019, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb opined on how the FDA should proceed in regulating e-cigs to address the “youth epidemic” but also preserve the devices’ potential to help adult smokers quit cigarettes.  Gottlieb argues that “providing adult smokers with a safer alternative to cigarettes cannot come at the expense of addicting … Continue Reading
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