Margaret A. Hamburg became the 21st commissioner of food and drugs on May 18, 2009. The second woman to be nominated for this position, she is an experienced medical doctor, scientist, and public health executive.
As the top official of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Hamburg is committed to strengthening programs and policies that enable the agency to carry out its mission to protect and promote the public health. "Strengthening FDA’s programs and policies will help us protect the safety of the food supply, give the public access to safe and effective medical products, find novel ways to prevent illness and promote health, and be transparent in explaining our decision-making," says Dr. Hamburg. "A strong FDA is an agency that the American public can count on."
Most Recent Speeches
"New Realities of Globalization -- Implications for Health, Medicine and the Role of the Regulator" Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Annual Lecture 2014, London, England Remarks on the Proposed Updates to the Nutrition Facts Label Let's Move announcement, Washington, D.C. Science, Collaboration and Smart Regulation: Catalyst for Medical Opportunity CED Life Science Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina Global Reach, Global Safety -- Recipes to Ensure the Quality of Spices Remarks by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.,World Spice Congress, Cochin, India Stand Up to Cancer Scientific Summit 2014 Remarks by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Pasadena, CA