Sharpless has the edge on FDA job

Ned Sharpless tops the list of potential replacements for Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner

Norman (Ned) Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, is the leading candidate to take over FDA leadership, Trump administration officials told BioCentury.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar hasn’t made a final decision, the officials said.

Brett Giroir, HHS assistant secretary for health, is also a contender.

Jim O’Neill, a libertarian opponent of requiring premarket efficacy of drugs, has expressed interest in the

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