FDA Commissioner Dr. von Eschenbach of Texas to resign in January

United States FDA commissioner informs staff he plans to resign effective January 20th. President-Elect Obama has yet to announce replacement for FDA leader.

West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–JNF U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov reporters inform Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, FDA commissioner says he will resign in January 2009. The government leader is willing to work closely with President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team to ensure a seamless change in political leadership at the agency. The departure of Dr. von Eschenbach will intensify the push to nominate a new FDA leader, which has become the focus of lobbying by U.S. industry leaders, members of Congress, consumer-safety advocates and women’s groups. Dr. von Eschenbach said the incoming administration is responsible for appointing an acting commissioner until President-elect Obama nominates, and the Senate confirms, a permanent FDA commissioner. He added that he is returning to Texas to be with his family and his grandchildren.

Justice correspondents and West Palm Beach food and drug injury lawyers alert all Americans the FDA has been rocked with problems over the past few years involving the safety of prescription drugs, heart devices, and contaminated food products and blood thinners from China. Food and drug mislabeling and other dangerous products injure innocent consumers each year across the U.S. If you have been injured by a dangerous food or drug you may be entitled to compensation. Contacting a food and drug injury lawyer may help you receive compensation from your damages and injuries.

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