NRC for Women & Families responds to the announcement that Joshua Sharfstein is leaving his post of FDA Deputy Commissioner

Diana Zuckerman, President of the National Research Center for Women & Families

January 4, 2011

As Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Sharfstein was a strong public health advocate who was dedicated to improving the agency’s transparency and the safety of medical products and food.  He inherited a dysfunctional agency and he made measurable progress in cleaning up the mess.  His efforts have saved lives and those of us who care about patient safety and public health are very sorry to see him leave.