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STAT scooplet: Boy, did that shutdown create some drama
Remember when the government shut down for 35 days last winter, forcing FDA employees to go without paychecks during the holidays? (This was when President Trump refused to open the government if Democrats didn’t pay for a border wall. It was also the shutdown that then-Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called “one of the most significant operational challenges in FDA’s recent history.”)