Biden Considering Robert Califf to Lead F.D.A. Again
Biden Considering Robert Califf, a Former F.D.A. Commissioner, to Lead Agency Again
The F.D.A. has been without a permanent chief since President Biden took office.
WASHINGTON — The White House is considering nominating Dr. Robert M. Califf, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, to once again lead the agency, according to five people familiar with the search for a candidate.
The F.D.A. has been without a permanent chief since President Biden took office, leading to frequent criticism from public health experts who have said the agency has lacked clear direction during an intense phase of the pandemic, while it has faced a crush of reviews of coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments.
The people familiar with the search process said that no final decision had been made. The acting F.D.A. …
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