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Tilting at Windmills

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September 20, 2005
By: Kevin Drum

FUN AND GAMES AT THE FDA....Last month, in protest over the FDA's politicized decision to override its scientific staff regarding the Plan B "morning after" pill, Susan Wood resigned. She had been director of the Office of Women's Health.

A week ago she was replaced by a male veterinarian. Really. Emails were sent out, he was apparently listed on a Health and Human Services directory as the acting director of the office, and various witnesses say he was introduced to the staff and "even had some one-on-one discussions with staff members about future plans."

Apparently, though, it was all just a joke or something. A few days later the FDA officially announced that the new acting director would be Theresa Toigo. And the vet? Never heard of him. No idea why anyone thought he was taking over.

Always good to see the federal bureaucracy taking its job seriously.

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