Seven Former FDA Commissioners: The FDA Should Be An Independent Federal Agency

Califf, RM; Hamburg, M; Henney, JE; Kessler, DA; McClellan, M; von Eschenbach, AC; Young, F

Califf, RM (reprint author), Duke Univ, Sch Med, Cardiol, Durham, NC 27708 USA.

HEALTH AFFAIRS, 2019; 38 (1): 84


Seven former commissioners of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from both sides of the political aisle recommend that the FDA be moved out of the Department of Health and Human Services and reconfigured as an independent federal agency. We believe that such a reengineering would promote reliance on consistent science-based regulation and ensure that the American public has access to the best that science and industry can offer.

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