As speculated last week, it is not official, but it is. Dr. Margaret Hamburg, former head of the NYC Department of Health, and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, current head of the Baltimore Department of Public Health, will be appointed by President Obama to head the FDA as Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, respectively. That way, if Dr. Hamburg wants to leave (and who wouldn't) after taking the job, there is a groomed and guiding hand at the helm to step in who is both qualified and can carry the torch in the same direction.
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