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New drug regulator confronts major challenges

New drug regulator confronts major challenges

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 02, 2016

An opioid abuse epidemic fueled by prescription drugs. Public outcry over high drug prices. A huge backlog of generic drug applications. Industry stakeholders pressing for faster approvals. Newly confirmed FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf tops our 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and...

FDA's No. 2 Califf nominated to be next commissioner

FDA's No. 2 Califf nominated to be next commissioner

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 19, 2015

Dr. Robert Califf, 63, is nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He would replace Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who stepped down early this year.

Obama nominates FDA's No. 2 official to lead agency

Obama nominates FDA's No. 2 official to lead agency

By Associated Press  |  September 15, 2015

President Barack Obama has nominated the Food and Drug Administration's second-highest ranking official, Dr. Robert Califf, to lead the agency, which regulates consumer products ranging from medications to seafood to cigarettes.

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