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Head of US FDA stepping down, chief scientist to take over

US Food and Drug Administration chief leaving agency, FDA's chief scientist to take over

Head of US FDA stepping down, chief scientist to take over

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food and Drug Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has told employees she is resigning her post in March.

Hamburg told employees of the Food and Drug Administration in an email Thursday that the agency's chief scientist, Stephen Ostroff, will serve as acting commissioner.

Hamburg has served in the post since 2009. In the email, she highlighted her work in creating a new food safety system, advancing the safety and effectiveness of medical products and putting new tobacco regulations in place.


Updated : 2021-09-19 08:04 GMT+08:00