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Senate confirms Scott Gottlieb as FDA commissioner

Scott Gottlieb was confirmed Tuesday by the Senate as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with a vote of 57-42. He assumes command of an FDA charged with overseeing the $2.4 trillion pharmaceutical, food, medical device, veterinary products and tobacco industries. Gottlieb last served at FDA during the George W. Bush administration when he was FDA… Continue Reading

AEI Calls for Single Food Safety Agency, Better Foodborne Illness Surveillance

The American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, DC, released a working paper this month recommending a single food safety agency, better market incentives, and more foodborne illness data and surveillance. In the paper, AEI scholar Sébastien Pouliot acknowledges the difficulty in making major changes to America’s food regulatory system, citing the long… Continue Reading