FDA update

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

FDA's Torti: Shut your flapping traps, stat

Interim FDA Commissioner Frank Torti (photo) wants his employees to zip their lips. According to In Vivo, Torti sent out a memo last Friday telling FDAers that they need to keep proprietary

Obama FDA picks raise some hackles

President Obama used his weekly address to appoint the regulatory duo we've been expecting for more than a week: Margaret "Peggy" Hamburg (photo) as PDA commissioner and Joshua Sharfstein (photo) as

Obama taps Hamburg as new FDA chief

As expected, President Barack Obama named former New York health commissioner Margaret Hamburg (photo) as the new head of the FDA. And he picked Baltimore health commissioner Joshua Sharfstein (

Fleshing out new FDA leadership

Want to know more about Margaret "Peggy" Hamburg (photo), your presumptive FDA commissioner? Wall Street Journal Health Blog has a quick bio, and Time has compiled an executive summary of facts and

Hamburg chosen as FDA chief, Sharfstein as deputy

The Obama administration is going outside the FDA for its new leaders. Obama has settled on former New York health commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg (photo) as the new head of the FDA, sources tell

White House looks to foil FDA-chief debate

The word on leadership at FDA is solidifying: The Wall Street Journal confirms with its own sources that former New York health commissioner Margaret "Peggy" Hamburg will be tapped to top the agency,

RPM: Hamburg to head FDA with Sharfstein deputy

Word on the street says the White House is close to naming former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg (photo) as FDA chief. Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein (

FDA needs overhaul, but what to do?

It's no secret that the knives are out in Washington for the FDA. There's just been too much bad publicity for the agency over the last few years. From drug safety snafus dating as far back as Vioxx

FDA tobacco bill advances in Congress

Just when the FDA is getting plenty of criticism for lackluster oversight of food and drugs, it could be facing a new challenge: regulating tobacco. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is set

Obama taps Sebelius as HHS chief

AIG may be grabbing the boldface headlines today, but another acronym occupies us today: HHS. We finally have our new nominee for Health and Human Services, and as expected, it's Kansas Gov. Kathleen