Appointments RAJ Devices May/June 2006
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the appointment of David Boyer as assistant commissioner for legislation. Mr Boyer will oversee the drafting of congressional testimony, respond to congressional enquiries and assist in the development of public health legislation. He will work closely with the Office of the Commissioner, as well as the six FDA centres. Mr Boyer has previously held senior positions at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), most recently that of special assistant for oversight in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation. He joins the FDA from this role. Previous jobs have included director of federal government relations for the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Mr Boyer replaces Patrick Ronan, who becomes the FDA's chief of staff.