Senate confirms Crawford as permanent FDA chief

The US Senate overwhelmingly approved Lester Crawford as permanent commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, even after a pointed debate about the agency's lapses during his tenure. The 78-16 vote comes amid questions about the FDA's independence and effectiveness as an enforcer of drug safety measures and after allegations that Crawford promoted an employee because of a personal romantic relationship with her.

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