Add Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders to the list of U.S. senators seeking to delay Robert Califf, MD, from becoming FDA commissioner.

Sanders, D-VT, said Tuesday that he was joining Sen. Edward Markey, D-MA, to place a “hold” on a Senate floor vote. Sanders said he was concerned over what he described as Califf’s close ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

 

BioSpace source:

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