In early 2019, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation. Throughout the year, Friends worked diligently with the community to support the nomination of a new, permanent commissioner.
Below are statements, stories, and a sign-on letter showing support for the new commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn.
- Sign-on letter
- Friends statement
- The New York Times – F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel
- Inside Health Policy – Over 40 Health Orgs Voice Support For Hahn Ahead Of Committee Vote
- The ASCO Post – Confirmation Hearing for FDA Commissioner Nominee Stephen Hahn, MDThe Washington Post – Former agency heads, health groups push for FDA’s Sharpless to be permanent commissioner