Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hamburg Confirmed as FDA Head

The Senate on Monday night confirmed Margaret A. "Peggy" Hamburg as the head of the Food and Drug Administration. Hamburg, who was confirmed by a voice vote. once headed New York City’s public health department and developed the federal government’s pandemic disease response plan.

Meanwhile the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has begun a two-day markup of legislation to give Hamburg's agency the power to regulate tobacco.

1 Comment:

  1. myhealthpages said...
    Hardwork pays, redeems that appointment. That's goodnews for Hamburg

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