Joe Manchin Comes out Against Biden's FDA Pick

Joe Manchin Comes out Against Biden's FDA Pick


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Friday came out against President Joe Biden’s nominee for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, citing his poor handling of the opioid epidemic.

“Dr. Califf’s nomination and his significant ties to the pharmaceutical industry take us backwards not forward,” Manchin said in a statement. “His nomination is an insult to the many families and individuals who have had their lives changed forever as a result of addiction.”

My statement on the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to serve as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner: pic.twitter.com/vuhcx3Kcs7

— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) November 12, 2021

“I urge the Administration to nominate an FDA Commissioner that understands the gravity of the prescription drug epidemic and the

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