Democrat Holds Obama FDA Nominee Over Opioid Reviews

  • Sen. Edward Markey seeks FDA change in painkiller approvals
  • Obama nominated Robert Califf to lead FDA in September

A Democratic senator is holding up President Barack Obama’s nominee for head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, calling for changes in how the agency approves prescription painkillers that have been at the center of a deadly epidemic of drug abuse.

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