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Hahn Pledges FDA Independence While Maintaining Role On Warp Speed

Executive Summary

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn will participate in discussions or considerations of Operation Warp Speed, but won’t be involved in specific decisions or recommendations of the COVID-19 countermeasures public-private partnership to preserve agency independence, he said. The approach is less black and white than other agency officials, but may be acceptable given a commissioner’s more limited role in specific product reviews. Still, some worried about lines becoming blurred. 

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