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The Trump administration announced it would name Ned Sharpless, the director of the National Cancer Institute, as the acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration next month, STAT says. The announcement came just a week after the current commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, announced he plans to resign in early April. Sharpless, a physician and scientist, ran the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina before taking over at the NCI in October 2017.

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