…it insisted on the policy before the agency approved it, reports say
The US Food and Drug Administration announced the resignations of two top vaccine officials on Tuesday, and reports said the two were leaving in anger over the Biden administration’s plan to roll out COVID-19 booster shots before officials had a chance to approve it.
Dr. Marion Gruber, the director of the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review, and her deputy, Dr. Philip Krause, plan to leave the FDA in October and November. BioCentury first reported the news on Tuesday.
In a letter announcing the resignations obtained by the biotech-industry publication Endpoints, Dr. Peter Marks, the director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, praised the pair for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. He didn’t give a reason for their departures.