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Hamburg Confirmed by Voice Vote in Senate

Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, President Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday by a voice vote.  The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee had moved up her confirmation hearings because of the imminent threat of H1N1 influenza, and she sailed through both the heaings and action … Continue Reading

FDA Commissioner Nominee Faces Confirmation Hearing

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, President Barack Obama’s nominee to oversee the Food and Drug Administration, is appearing before a U.S. Senate committee this afternoon regarding her nomination. The confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee began at 2:00 p.m. ET. Streaming video is available here. The Associated Press is reporting that, if confirmed, one … Continue Reading

Obama Administration Focuses on Food Safety

The Obama administration placed food safety front and center over the weekend. In his weekly radio address, President Obama on Saturday announced new leadership at the Food and Drug Administration and the creation of a panel to toughen food safety laws. Characterizing outdated food safety laws and the lack of resources at the FDA as “a … Continue Reading
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