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The FDA Has Been Without a Permanent Leader for 8 Months as COVID Cases Climb

NPR

22 Sep 2021

Stacy Cline Amin spoke to NPR about the Biden administration neglecting to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than 10 months after the election, which has baffled public health experts who say letting the agency go so long without a permanent director has demoralized staff and sends the wrong message about the agency’s importance.

According to Stacy, for agency staffers, it stings to see other physicians in the Biden administration speak publicly on issues squarely in the agency’s purview.

“It’s been a morale hit for the FDA,” she said.

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