1/24/2007

FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach named CMS chief of operations John Dyer to be the FDA deputy commissioner for operations and chief operations officer. Von Eschenbach also named the FDA's deputy commissioner for operations Dr. Janet Woodcock as the agency's first chief medical officer. Dyer will seek to strengthen the management, business processes and information technology at FDA, and Woodcock will oversee scientific and planning operations.

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