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    CFSAN Director Michael Landa to Retire, Search on for Successor

    Michael Landa, director of the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)—its food, cosmetics and supplement regulatory body—soon plans to retire from the agency, regulators said Thursday. Landa, a long-time veteran of the agency, first joined FDA in 1978. Prior to serving as CFSAN director, he served as its deputy director for regulatory affairs from 2004 to 2010, and as counsel for several of FDA's regulatory divi...
  • After String of Quality Issues, J&J CEO Weldon Retires to $143M

    Outgoing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Chief Executive Officer William Weldon will receive $143 million in retirement pay, according to a regulatory filing released by J&J. The company-and Weldon's reputation-were plagued last year by a large number of quality setbacks that caused the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take notice, including a consent decree between FDA and a Pennsylvania manufacturing plant owned by J&J subsidiary McNeil PPC. Weldon...