National Consumers League

NCL welcomes Senate's confirmation of new FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf

February 24, 2016

Contact: NCL Communications, Cindy Hoang,, (202) 207-2832

Washington, DC—The National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization, is pleased to learn of the Senate's confirmation of Dr. Robert Califf as the new head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The following statement can be attributed to NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg:

NCL enjoys a long-standing, valued partnership with the FDA, as well as positive relationships with its commissioners. We welcome Dr. Califf to his new role at this important federal agency. Dr. Califf’s impressive academic background and expertise in cardiovascular medicine and quality of care, along with his record of serving on FDA panels and engaging in other FDA-related activities, suggest he will be a strong, experienced, and thoughtful leader at the agency.

In the last few months, we have had the opportunity to meet and speak in detail with Dr. Califf during a fireside chat-style discussion at a meeting of our Health Advisory Council. We look forward to future collaborations with the FDA and expect that under Dr. Califf’s leadership, the agency will ensure that patient and consumer protection remain the highest priority.  


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