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Who’s going to run the FDA? Why isn’t the Biden administration leakier? And what if Aduhelm isn’t a blockbuster after all?

We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, we’ll talk about the future of the FDA, whose acting commissioner will have to step down in November unless she’s given the permanent job. Next, Washington Post reporter Dan Diamond joins us to discuss the politics of the vaccine rollout and how covering this administration differs from writing about the last one. Plus we break down the latest news on Covid-19 and the continued Aduhelm fallout.

For more on what we cover, here’s the latest on the FDA; here’s the Post story on the vaccination push; here’s where you can subscribe to the First Opinion Podcast; and here’s our complete coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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