Senate Confirms Stephen Han, Oncologist and Political Newcomer, as FDA Commissioner

December 12, 2019

(STAT News) – Dr. Stephen Hahn will now be the man in charge of regulating e-cigarettes, ultra-expensive drugs, and medical cannabis products — at a time of increased political focus on all fronts. The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Hahn, who has no previous political experience in Washington, as the next head of the Food and Drug Administration, the agency charged with regulating countless other food and drug products.