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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Senate HELP Committee members urge President Bush to nominate a permanent commissioner "as soon as possible" in Feb. 1 letter. "So that [HHS] Secretary Leavitt can do his job more effectively, you and he need to identify a nominee for FDA commissioner who has demonstrated leadership capabilities, a strong knowledge of science, and an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting the public health," states the letter, signed by HELP Chair Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and most other committee members. Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford is said to be the President's top candidate for the job (1"The Gray Sheet" Jan. 31, 2005, p. 4)...

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