Reports: Two top FDA shot-callers resigned over booster shot plan

Source: Business Insider

“The US Food and Drug Administration announced the resignations of two top vaccine officials on Tuesday, and reports said the two were leaving the agency in anger over the Biden administration’s plan to roll out COVID-19 booster shots before the officials had a chance to approve it. Dr. Marion Gruber, director of the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review, and her deputy, Dr. Philip Krause, plan to leave the FDA in October and November respectively. BioCentury first reported the news on Tuesday. In a letter announcing the resignations, obtained by the biotech-industry publication Endpoints, Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, praised the pair for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. He didn’t give a reason for their departure. But sources who spoke to Endpoints and Politico said Gruber and Krause were upset with Biden administration’s booster-shot plan.” (09/01/21)