Alexander Statement on Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Stepping Down from the FDA
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 5 –U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement on the announcement from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg that she plans to step down as commissioner at the end of March:
"I am grateful to Dr. Hamburg for her leadership of the FDA. We worked together to find a solution that would help prevent another compounding crisis after the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people, including 16 Tennesseans. I hope the president nominates an FDA Commissioner who will work closely with Congress on finding ways to get safe medical treatments, devices and drugs to patients more quickly."
Press ContactMargaret Atkinson / Jim Jeffries (Alexander): 202-224-2465
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