Public Policy Alert

 
Dr. Stephen Hahn Confirmed as FDA Commissioner
 
BioNJ is pleased to share that the Senate confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn as the next Food and Drug (FDA) Commissioner yesterday in a 72-18 vote. 

Dr. Hahn is leaving his post as Chief Medical Executive at Houston's MD Anderson Medical Center. He is taking over from Dr. Ned Sharpless, who has served as acting commissioner after Dr. Scott Gottlieb resigned earlier this year. Dr. Sharpless will return to his job leading the National Cancer Institute. 

"Congratulations to Dr. Hahn," said BioNJ President and CEO, Debbie Hart. " America's biopharmaceutical researchers are tireless in their pursuit of new treatments and cures.  BioNJ and our New Jersey life sciences industry look forward to working with Dr. Hahn and the entire FDA Team to ensure that Patients continue to have access to innovative therapies in a timely and safe fashion  to live longer, healthier and more productive lives "
 
Because Patients Can't Wait®,
Debbie Hart
President and CEO
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