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BIO’s McMurry-Heath tops White House FDA commissioner list

McMurry-Heath aligned with several issues in Biden agenda, but has stance on IP that could be controversial with Democrats

May 4, 2021 11:41 PM UTC

President Joe Biden’s search for a permanent FDA commissioner has boiled down to two candidates, Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock and BIO President and CEO Michelle McMurry-Heath, sources who are in touch with senior White House officials and the two contenders told BioCentury.

The White House hasn’t made a final decision and the search for candidates is continuing, but other individuals who have been publicly identified as potential commissioners have withdrawn or are no longer being considered, the sources said...