Today the Washington Post has an article – "FDA Commissioner Faces Formidable To Do List" that outlines the many challenges that Dr. Margaret Hamburg and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein face as they get settled into their new jobs. This includes the usual suspects that have been well documented and bemoaned these past eight years – politics trumping science (Plan B fiasco), enormous food recalls (frankly not the fault of the agency), whistle blowing employees, and the growth of interaction brought on by the global economy without a corresponding change in agency approaches and resources. All vexing and huge problems.
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There is a nice video of Hamburg on the FDA website http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/videos/oc/hamburg-welcome-508.wmv