Nathan Brown Quoted by POLITICO on FDA Nominee

Akin Gump health partner Nathan Brown was quoted in the POLITICO Prescription Pulse article “Califf Should Face Smooth Confirmation Process,” discussing President Obama’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The article notes that Robert Califf is expected to pass the Senate easily and avoid any partisan bickering, with Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander, a Republican, saying Califf’s credentials are impressive. Interestingly, Brown said Califf may “get more scrutiny from the president’s party, than the other side of the aisle.” He added that some patient groups were a little leery of Califf’s lack of public health experience when he joined FDA in February. The most likely obstacle to his confirmation, however, Brown said, is the Senate’s jam-packed calendar.