Prescription for change: an interview with FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler

Physician Assist. 1992 Jul;16(7):61-2, 65, 68-70.


Dr David A. Kessler took over as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in December 1990. Since then, he has initiated many changes to improve the structure and efficiency of the agency. In this interview, he describes some of the problems and challenges associated with the process of reviewing and approving new drugs.

MeSH terms

  • Advertising
  • Drug Industry
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Physicians
  • Research
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration / organization & administration*
  • United States Food and Drug Administration / trends