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  1. 11/8/1990 - 2/28/1997 *. Dr. David Kessler was born in New York in 1951. He graduated Amherst College in 1973, and then went on to earn a degree from Harvard Medical School (1973-1979). While at ...

  2. Harvard University ( MD) David Aaron Kessler (born May 13, 1951) is an American pediatrician, attorney, author, and administrator (both academic and governmental) serving as Chief Science Officer of the White House COVID-19 Response Team since 2021. Kessler was the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from November 8, 1990, to ...

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  4. Nov 08, 1990 · 11/8/1990 - 2/28/1997 *. Dr. David Kessler was born in New York in 1951. He graduated Amherst College in 1973, and then went on to earn a degree from Harvard Medical School (1973-1979). While at ...

  5. David Kessler (Full name: David Aaron Kessler) is an American pediatrician, attorney, author, and administrator. He is currently the co-chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board and the head of Operation Warp Speed. This is the program to accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines and other treatments. Kessler served as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from November 8, 1990, to February 28, 1997.

    • Our Position Regarding Kessler's Resignation from The FDA
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    The Life Extension Foundation has been quite critical of David Kessler throughout his 6-year reign as FDA Commissioner, but the primary focus of our criticism has been the agency itself, especially the FDA's abuse of its law enforcement powers. We have been unrelenting in our criticism and protest of illegal and unconstitutional attacks by the FDA against organizations such as The Foundation which are providing Americans with valuable information and access to alternative therapies for life-threatening diseases and aging. While Kessler supported these illegal actions, there is no evidence that he was especially zealous in his pursuit of forward-thinking organizations like The Foundation. Kessler was not in office when the FDA raided The Foundation in 1987-the event that started our 9-year war with the agency-which culminated in the FDA dropping all charges against us in 1996. Kessler did not speak out much against dietary supplements, and seemed to lose his zeal to persecute the ind...

    Along with Peck and Schultz, other candidates within the FDA include FDA Deputy Commissioners Mary Pendergast and Michael Friedman. Another candidate is former FDA official Michael Taylor, who now heads the food safety program at the Department of Agriculture. Taylor is a long time opponent of the dietary supplement industry. He came to the FDA from the Monsanto Chemical Company, where he became embroiled in the scandal involving the Monsanto's bovine growth hormone, which he was instrumental in approving. The BGH scandal, along with the fact that Taylor is an attorney, not an M.D., may work against him. The FDA has never had a commissioner who was not an M.D. (on the other hand, Monsanto has political power, and Taylor is also Vice President Al Gore's cousin). There are currently about 50 different names kicking around on Capital Hill as possible replacements for Kessler. LEF will be monitoring the selection process closely and we will keep you informed about what happens.

    Rep. Henry Waxman of California, senior Democrat on the Commerce Committee's health subcommittee praised Kessler as "the finest commissioner the agency has ever had." "He is the single most important FDA commissioner, a public health giant," said Matthew Myers, the executive director of the National Center for Tobacco Free Kids. "Overall, David Kessler is probably the best FDA commissioner ever," said Dr. Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizens Health Research Group, said Kessler "mainly gets high marks," but because the agency has spent so much time speeding up the drug approval process, it has paid little attention to petitions to take certain drugs off the market and to put warning labels on others. he U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld a district court order directing Kessler to appear for a deposition in connection with the Washington Legal Foundation's First...

  6. Jan 31, 2002 · David Kessler came took the helm of the FDA in 1990. He's been out for 3 years. He says taking on the tobacco industry was the most challenging aspect of his job. "We asked a simple question. We ...

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