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Trump picks cancer specialist from Texas hospital to run FDA


November 1, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked a cancer specialist and hospital executive to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

If confirmed, Dr. Stephen Hahn of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston would inherit a raft of high-profile public health issues, including leading the government's response to the problem of underage vaping and the prescription opioid epidemic.

The White House announced plans for the nomination in a statement, citing Hahn's role as the cancer center's top medical executive. The Senate will vote on whether to confirm the 59-year-old to the post...

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