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Possible Trump FDA Commish Candidate Favors (Much) Lighter Touch

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The Trump transition team is considering Jim O'Neill, a Silicon Valley investment manager, to head US FDA, according to news reports. Previous comments from O'Neill – who has some HHS experience – suggest, he favors substantially reducing FDA's role in assessing product effectiveness. While some experts are highly skeptical about O'Neill, others suggest he could champion much-needed change at the agency.

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