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FILE - In this May 30, 2014 file photo, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during an interview at The Associated Press in Washington. While Hamburg acknowledged that opioids are overprescribed, she again emphasized the importance of keeping the drugs accessible to Americans with chronic pain _ a group estimated at about 100 million, or about 40 percent of all U.S. adults (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014. Hamburg said the agency will soon advise consumers on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Hamburg said the agency does not plan to require labels, as requested by consumer groups, but will issue guidance on how much mercury can be present in different kinds of products. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg listens to a question during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014. Hamburg said the agency will soon advise consumers on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Hamburg said the agency does not plan to require labels, as requested by consumer groups, but will issue guidance on how much mercury can be present in different kinds of products. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014. Hamburg said the agency will soon advise consumers on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Hamburg said the agency does not plan to require labels, as requested by consumer groups, but will issue guidance on how much mercury can be present in different kinds of products. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg answers questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, May 30, 2014. Hamburg said the agency will soon advise consumers on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, Hamburg said the agency does not plan to require labels, as requested by consumer groups, but will issue guidance on how much mercury can be present in different kinds of products. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg testifies Wednesday to a House subcommittee about the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis. She asks for more authority to police pharmaceutical companies. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Dr. Margaret Hamburg is commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg explains the Botox settlement on Wednesday. Behind her are Assistant Attorney General Tony West and northern Georgia U.S. Attorney Sally Yates.