Dr. Margaret Hamburg, one of the longest-serving Food and Drug Administration commissioners in the modern era, is stepping down. Her decision was prompted by the heavy demands of the job and the sheer length of time she has held the position. Hamburg’s resignation comes at a crucial time for the FDA as Congress pushes initiatives to speed new drug development. Via Reuters.
Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.
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