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U.S. Senator Sanders will oppose Biden nominee for FDA commissioner -statement


FILE PHOTO: Food and Drug Administration Commissioner nominee Doctor Robert Califf testifies at his nomination hearing at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Fil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday he would oppose President Joe Biden’s nominee for Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, Robert Califf, because of his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made clearer than ever the choice between pharmaceutical profits and the health of our people. In this critical moment, Dr. Califf is not the leader Americans need at the FDA and I will oppose his nomination,” Sanders said in a statement.

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