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Greetings, everyone. Damian Garde here once more, filling in for Ed Silverman to bring you headlines from around the pharma universe as we head into a long weekend.

FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf hasn’t heard a peep from the Trump transition team. That’s according to this interview with The Washington Post, in which the former Duke cardiologist says he’ll be content no matter what happens. “Everyone who knows me knows I have just had fun every day on the job,” Califf told the Post. In the meantime, Califf took pains to point out how it important it is that the FDA determine whether medicines work before approving them, comments perhaps aimed at any potential successors who might take a more laissez-faire approach to the agency.

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