Speculation Abounds As Biden Is Slow To Nominate FDA Head

By Emily Field (April 13, 2021, 8:02 PM EDT) -- Almost 100 days into the Biden administration, the clock is still ticking for the president to nominate a commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an agency that's been rocked by controversy the past year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Whoever does ultimately step into the role will take on a high-pressure job facing a trio of challenges: the pandemic, the opioid crisis, and low morale at the agency in the wake of attacks and Twitter jabs from former President Donald Trump, who last year accused the FDA of a "political hit job" when it became apparent a coronavirus vaccine wouldn't...

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