NCI Director Ned Sharpless to become acting FDA commissioner


NCI Director Ned Sharpless will become the interim leader of the FDA in early April once Scott Gottlieb’s resignation becomes effective, says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

A search for a permanent FDA Commissioner is ongoing. Sharpless has served as head of the NCI since October 2017. Prior to that, he was director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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