• Hamburg: Development of Regulators 'Critically Important'

    Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), spoke at length to The Washington Post about her leadership style at FDA, the development of regulatory professionals and career growth for regulators at FDA. Hamburg said she fully supports FDA staff in their intellectual and scientific work, and is "making sure our employees have career development pathways, ongoing education, as well as engagement with the broader scientific community, whic...
  • Hamburg Discusses Plan B Decision, Lawsuit Against Agency

    • 07 February 2012
    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg gave a lengthy interview to Forum host Michael Krasney on a number of controversial topics during a 6 February interview, including a recent whistleblower lawsuit and the FDA's overruled decision regarding Plan B One-Step. Hamburg discussed the controversial Plan B One-Step decision made last month by the agency. FDA had determined that the pill, used to prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation or f...