Md. Insurance Boss To Join FDA As Chief Counsel

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 3:40 PM EST) -- Maryland Insurance Commissioner Ralph S. Tyler will take over the role of chief counsel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration starting Jan. 19, 2010, the agency announced Wednesday.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg's announcement of the appointment came the same day Tyler submitted his resignation from his current post to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. His last day as insurance commissioner will be Jan. 8.

Tyler, who currently oversees Maryland's $26 million insurance industry, has served in a number of private and public posts. Prior to becoming...
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