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Kaiser Health Quotes Public Citizen on FDA Chief Nomination

By Rachana Pradhan

“If it takes a little longer to get the right person who’s going to be more aligned in protecting public health and represent interests of the public, as opposed to the interest of industry, which is what the case has been for many years under Dr. Woodcock, then it may be worth the wait,” said Dr. Michael Carome, director of the health research group at Public Citizen, a liberal advocacy group that opposed Woodcock’s nomination. The FDA referred a request for comment to the White House, which didn’t respond.

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