STAT+: Biden’s silence on an FDA nominee underscores how tough it is to fill that job 

WASHINGTON — Nearly everyone here expected President Biden to move with record speed to nominate someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

As the coronavirus pandemic raged, lobbyists, patient advocates and public health experts hypothesized the position would be one of the earlier picks. Biden nominated Xavier Becerra to lead the health department, for example, in December, before his picks for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and assistant secretary for health.

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STAT+: Biden’s silence on an FDA nominee underscores how tough it is to fill that job 

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