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FDA Names New Chief Operating Officer, Shifts Woodcock January 19, 2007

Posted by notapundit in US News.
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WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Food and Drug Administration Friday named John Dyer as the agency’s chief operating officer and deputy commissioner for operations.

Dyer held a similar position at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The agency also said Janet Woodcock, the most recent FDA deputy commissioner for operations, would be a deputy commissioner overseeing a new office of chief medical officer. In that role, Woodcock will oversee scientific and planning-related operations for FDA.

Dyer will help oversee FDA’s management processes and information technology.

By Jennifer Corbett Dooren, Dow Jones Newswires

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