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Califf Expected To Ace Senate Panel Vote, As He Ups Emphasis On Safety Surveillance

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee plans a confirmation vote on Robert Califf Jan. 12 to become the next FDA commissioner. Public health researchers and Sens. Sanders and Warren have argued that the long-time academic research leader's ties to industry are too close. Meanwhile, Califf recently has emphasized his focus on strengthening postmarket safety oversight.

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