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In Brief: Henney's candidacy for FDA commissioner

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Henney's candidacy for FDA commissioner: Return of Congress is logical time for the Clinton Administration to go public with the expected nomination of University of New Mexico VP-Health Sciences Jane Henney to be FDA commissioner. During the long Congressional recess, the administration had nothing to gain by nominating a candidate and giving any critics a free chance to build opposition. Albuquerque Journal picked up the possibility of Henney's return in a Jan. 21 article; other western dailies including L.A. Times are also running pre-appointment stories. Potential delays to the nomination include the protocol of waiting for nomination of the Surgeon General and distraction of the White House by the Lewinski scandal...

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