Audio – New FDA chief says priority is to build bridge for better health care

January 8, 2007


Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach says his top priority as FDA commissioner is to make the agency a bridge, not a barrier, to better health care for Americans. Von Eschenbach was confirmed last month by the U.S. Senate to head the Food and Drug Administration, which oversees regulated products that account for more than 20 percent of consumer spending.



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