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Some of the nation’s most influential doctors and public health groups are orchestrating a mad-dash effort to convince senators to confirm Robert Califf, President Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration, STAT reports. Advocacy groups like the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Friends of Cancer Research are calling lawmakers and their staff. The American Heart Association is organizing an activist call-in campaign. The pressure campaign comes amid growing signs the nomination is in serious trouble. Five Democrats in the Senate have already expressed serious concerns and at least 10 more are still undecided about his candidacy.

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