Bloomberg Law
June 16, 2021, 9:55 PM

Biden Needs Time to Decide on FDA Nominee, HHS Head Says

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

Manufacturers of prescription drugs and medical devices are on pins and needles as they await news of who will lead the Food and Drug Administration, and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said the decision will come once a busy President Joe Biden finds time to make that crucial decision.

“This is one of those positions where obviously the president is very interested because FDA is just not another agency, it’s a critical agency, and they’ve done some tremendous things during Covid. So I think what you’re going to do is find that as soon as the president has a chance to ...