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New FDA Chief Must Divest Several Stock, Fund Holdings

Wall Street Journal – The new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration is among the wealthiest Obama administration appointees, with income of at least $10 million in 2008 thanks mostly to her husband, a hedge-fund executive, according to financial disclosure forms.

Margaret Hamburg and her husband, Peter Fitzhugh Brown, must divest themselves of several hedge-fund holdings as well as some of Mr. Brown’s inherited drug-company stocks so Dr. Hamburg can take the post as the nation’s top food and drug regulator. Mr. Brown is a lieutenant to hedge-fund magnate James Simons.

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