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Letter to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Re: FDA Commissioner Nomination

Lester Crawford has served at the helm of FDA, as either Deputy or Acting Commissioner, for the last three years. During that time, the agency’s high profile missteps and failure to take timely action to protect consumers from unreasonable drug safety risks have raised serious questions about his leadership, his ability to manage interagency conflicts and willingness to act in the best interest of consumers