How FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Can Save E-Cigarettes And Lives
How FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Can Save E-Cigarettes and Lives
More than a month after his confirmation hearing, Congress finally voted to confirm Trump’s nominee for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commission. While Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry provoked concern among Democrats, his long history of working within government health agencies and his relatively moderate aspirations for reforming the agency he now helms, won over a majority of Senators.
Now that he has triumphed over the confirmation process, Gottlieb’s real challenge—streamlining the FDA for the benefit of consumers—begins. Though a number of hot-button issues await him in his first days in office, …