What Counts at HHS and FDA....?
Now that Tom D. has withdrawn his nomination as HHS secretary, we are left with the inevitable speculations. Some blogs make it a kind of sport to predict likely choices - a bit like who will win the Superbowl, etc.
Here at Lil, we find that, well, kinda boring. More interesting would be the criteria that readers deem essential either in an HHS secretary or FDA Commish. And so we open this thread with that in mind. These questions:
- What do we really need in both positions?
- How much is prior FDA experience a help or a hindrance?
- What kind of _potential_ COIs, or earlier associations, ought to count as disqualifying in your view.
The floor is open.