Day 54

In his weekly address, Obama discussed the importance of safety in both food and medicine, and announced the formation of a food safety working group.

Former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, is tapped to head the Federal Drug Administration, and Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein is nominated as her deputy.

During a meeting with Brazil’s President Lulu Da Silva, Obama said the two countries have a strong friendship that can be made even stronger in such areas as energy and biofuels. (Photo source: White House)

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