Exclusive: U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to step down - source

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Posted: Feb 05, 2015 1:24 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who since 2009 has overseen a broad swath of regulation from tobacco control to food safety and personalized medicine, is stepping down, according to a source briefed on the matter.

Hamburg's resignation is expected to be announced by the White House on Friday, the source said.

FDA officials were not immediately available for comment in the early hours of Thursday morning.

(Reporting by Toni Clarke; Editing by Ian Geoghegan)