Kudos to President Obama for choosing Dr. Margaret Hamburg for Food and Drug Administration Commissioner and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein for Deputy Commissioner. Both candidates have strong public health backgrounds. Hopefully, these new appointments will catalyze the conversion of the FDA from a dysfunctional agency into a revitalized and efficient one.
When will Obama appoint the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? For now, it seems Richard Besser is still in charge.