FDA’s own reputation could be restraining its misinfo fight 

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf testifies via video during a House Commerce Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hybrid hearing on the nationwide baby formula shortage on in Washington. Califf has spent much of his last year on the job warning that growing “distortions and half-truths” surrounding vaccines and other medical products are a major driver of sickness and death in America. / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO / KEVIN WOLF
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government agency responsible for tracking down contaminated peanut butter and defective pacemakers is taking on a new health hazard: online misinformation.  It's an unlikely role for the Food and Drug Administration, a sprawling, century-old bureaucracy that for decades directed most its communications toward doctors and corporations.  But FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf has…

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