Tag: Robert Califf

“Clinton Campaign Questioned FDA Commissioner’s Ties to Pharma”

Emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, released by WikiLeaks last week, show that her campaign weighed whether or not to attack Robert Califf for being...

Was the FDA Commissioner Paid By Drug Makers Last Year?

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: “US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf appeared in a federal database of payments made last year by drug makers...

“The FDA Now Officially Belongs to Big Pharma”

“Robert Califf's ties to Big Pharma run deep and the Obama nominee for the FDA just sailed through the U.S. Senate.” Article →

“Bernie Sanders Blocks Obama’s FDA Nominee for Big Pharma Ties”

Yesterday, senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced that he will formally oppose Robert Califf’s nomination as FDA commissioner. “Dr. Califf’s extensive ties to...

The Ghost of Research Future

Two facts about Robert Califf are beyond question. He is an expert on clinical trials, who is already seen as a leading architect of the future of medical research. And as the New York Times put it, he has “deeper ties to the pharmaceutical industry than any FDA commissioner in recent memory”. A lot of senior figures in medicine support Califf in spite of his ties to Pharma. The guy is just so bright, and understands the nuts and bolts of drug research so well! Surely a person like this is more useful than some outsider who offers only a squeaky-clean resume, they argue.

“FDA Nominee Robert Califf Must Prove Independence from Industry”

For STAT, Ed Silverman reports on growing concerns about the industry ties of the new nominee for FDA commissioner.  “The nomination comes at a...

“Bernie Sanders Blasts FDA Commish Nominee Califf”

Democratic Presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders, questioned the nominee for FDA commissioner, Robert Califf, during yesterday’s Senate hearing. Sanders remarked that we need a commissioner who will stand up to the pharmaceutical companies and protect American consumers. Of Califf, he added, “with regret, I think that you are not that person.”