Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 02:33 PM
Subject: Retirement Rumors
I want to assure you that I am not planning to retire as erroneously reported in the media today. In fact, quite the opposite is true. I am becoming more deeply involved in many of the Center’s issues, including the proposed reorganizations of the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality and the Office of Generic Drugs.
The inaccuracy of the media has unnecessarily raised concerns among Center staff, and even among my own family. My daughter emailed me this morning to ask if I’m retiring! I continue to be fully committed to the important work CDER does and to its staff who work so diligently to protect the health of the American public.