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Biden Nominates Robert Califf to Reprise Role as FDA Commissioner – Democracy Now!

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President Biden has nominated former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf to reprise his role. Califf led the agency for just under a year starting in 2016. He was previously confirmed with bipartisan support but has faced opposition from some lawmakers and others over his work consulting for pharmaceutical companies. After leaving the FDA, he started working as an adviser for Google Health and Verily, both owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet.