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FDA chief to head CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)?:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The FDA's highly-regarded commissioner, Dr Mark McClellan, is reportedly under consideration to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Wall Street Journal, Dr McClellan is being touted for the job by Health and Human Services secretary Tommy Thompson. As both a physician and an economist, Dr McClellan has an ideal background for overseeing the massive job of implementing the recently-enacted Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. Prior to coming to FDA in November, 2002, Dr McClellan was senior health policy adviser to President Bush and a member of the president's Council of Economic Advisers. However, the position of FDA commissioner has historically been difficult to fill. Finding a candidate who will be accepted by key Republicans and Democrats in the Senate has lately taken a year or more to accomplish and given the many politically sensitive issues now on the agency's plate, the White House may be loathe to allow a vacancy at this time. Dr McClellan would replace, Tom Scully who left CMS late last year for the private sector.

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