Margaret Hamburg

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Person.png Margaret Hamburg  Rdf-icon.png
Born 1955-07-12
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University
Children 2
Spouse Peter Fitzhugh Brown
Party Democratic

Employment.png Commissioner of Food and Drugs Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
May 22, 2009 - April 1, 2015
Appointed by Barack Obama
Succeeded by Robert Califf
Loosened conflict of interest rules about FDA expert advisory panelists.

Commissioner of Food and Drugs

"Many had high hopes for the FDA when Margaret Hamburg was confirmed as Commissioner in 2009 because of her public health background. But she swiftly moved to loosen conflict of interest rules governing those who can serve on FDA expert advisory panels, claiming it was too hard to find experts without Pharma financial links."[1]


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