House Coronavirus Panel Has Questions For Former FDA Commissioner Hahn On Trump Interference
The request for an interview by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis seeks more information on the actions by President Trump and others to influence FDA decisions on HCQ, convalescent plasma, and vaccine decisions.
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