F.D.A. to Weigh Over-the-Counter Sale of Contraceptive Pills

The first U.S. application for sale of a nonprescription birth control pill has taken on new meaning in the wake of the Supreme Court decision ending the constitutional right to abortion.

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F.D.A. Chief Details ‘Shocking’ Conditions at Baby Formula Plant

Agency inspectors found a leaking roof, standing water and cracked production equipment before a facility shutdown that led to major shortages.

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Baby Formula Shortage Has an Aggravating Factor: Few Producers

With just a handful of companies making U.S. infant formula, a shutdown of Abbott’s plant had outsized impact on the supply.

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Senate Confirms Califf as F.D.A. Chief in Tight Vote

The narrow 50-46 decision underscored the divisions on both sides of the aisle over agency policies on opioids and abortion medications and his ties to the drug industry.

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Vacancies in Top Health and Science Jobs May Threaten Biden’s Agenda

President Biden came into office vowing to respect science, but openings in crucial jobs could hamper progress on medical and technological research.

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F.D.A. Nominee Faces Steep Climb to Senate Confirmation

Dr. Robert Califf, a former agency commissioner, is encountering opposition over federal opioid and abortion policies and his industry ties.

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Senate Panel OKs Califf Nomination for F.D.A. Chief

A key committee was split mainly on party lines over the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf, foreshadowing divisions in the full Senate for a vote on confirmation.

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Senators Question Califf, the F.D.A. Nominee, on Opioid Crisis and Pandemic Response

A Senate panel hearing on Tuesday signaled that Dr. Robert Califf, who briefly led the agency during the Obama administration, had some bipartisan support.

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Biden to Choose Robert Califf to Lead F.D.A., Despite Drug Industry Ties

Dr. Robert M. Califf, an academic and clinical trial researcher who ran the agency in 2016, has also consulted for pharmaceutical companies.

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Biden Considering Robert Califf to Lead F.D.A. Again

The F.D.A. has been without a permanent chief since President Biden took office.

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