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Bernie Sanders Blocks Obama Nominee to Lead FDA, Citing Industry Ties

Bernie Sanders Blocks Obama Nominee to Lead FDA, Citing Industry Ties

(Newsmax) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday he has placed a hold on President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, claiming he is too close to the pharmaceutical industry to be an impartial regulator. The move comes one day after Democratic Senator Edward Markey also placed a hold on the nomination until the agency agrees to reform its process for approving opioid painkillers. The nominee, Dr. Robert Califf, is a cardiolog…
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