STAT Plus: Amid conflict-of-interest criticisms, top FDA officials recuse themselves from Covid-19 vaccine approvals

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WASHINGTON — Two top Food and Drug Administration officials, suddenly at the center of the White House’s effort to speed approval for Covid-19 vaccines, will recuse themselves from the agency’s considerations about whether to approve those products, according to an email obtained by STAT.

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