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...
Dr. Robert Califf is expected to become the next head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration even though he's faced controversy since being nominated earlier this year.
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.
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.