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13.12.2019

Dr. Stephen Hahn elected as new FDA commissioner

On 12 December 2019, the US Senate elected Dr. Stephen Hahn as the 24th Commissioner of the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) by 72 to 18 votes.

Dr. Hahn, former chief medical executive of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a well-known radiation oncology expert, was nominated by President Trump. He succeeds Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who unexpectedly resigned on April 5, 2019. Dr. Ned Sharpless then temporarily became head of the FDA followed by Dr. Brett Giroir who took over on November 1, 2019.
Right at the beginning of his term in office, he will have to deal with a critical issue: the ban on flavoured e-cigarettes in the US. During his nomination phase, the US Senate already had many questions on this subject. However, there was no clear statement by Hahn. 


Source:

CNN: Senate confirms Dr. Stephen Hahn as FDA commissioner



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