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New head of Colombia’s drug regulator is told she can’t have job after all

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 01 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4713
  1. Miguel Jara
  1. 1Madrid

    The incoming head of Colombia’s National Drug and Food Institute has been told she can no longer have the job, despite overwhelming support for her appointment. Commentators have attributed the surprise move to pressure from the drug industry.

    The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, announced on 7 August that Claudia Patricia Vacca González, a well known pharmacist in the country and supporter of the rational use …

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