Politics, Policy & Law
Candidates for next FDA commissioner
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has started on the path to selecting an FDA Commissioner
President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has started on the path to selecting an FDA Commissioner.
Four former FDA officials and an oncologist are on a list of candidates President-elect Joe Biden’s team is considering as FDA commissioner, individuals who are advising the transition team told BioCentury.
Before announcing FDA’s new leader, Biden is likely to first decide on a candidate for HHS secretary, who would have a say in selecting agency heads. While additional names may emerge, the transition team has started vetting potential FDA commissioner nominees, individuals involved in the process told BioCentury.
It usually takes several months for a new administration to nominate and gain Senate confirmation of an FDA commissioner. President Donald Trump’s and President Barack Obama’s first commissioners, Scott Gottlieb