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Senate confirms Scott Gottlieb as FDA commissioner

Scott Gottlieb

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

President Trump Picks Scott Gottlieb as Next FDA Commissioner

Scott Gottlieb, a practicing physician and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is President Donald J. Trump’s pick to be the 23rd commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He was FDA’s deputy commissioners for medical and scientific affairs from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Gottlieb is one of the nation’s foremost voices for “changing… Continue Reading

Candidates for FDA top job focus on drugs, not food, so far

Joseph Gulfo

Just ahead of the anticipated appointment of an FDA commissioner by President Donald J. Trump, there’s a bit of a buzz about a new candidate who is the fourth to be seriously considered for the job of regulating more than $1 trillion of annual economic activity. All the candidates for FDA commissioner are focused on the processes… Continue Reading

Senate Committee OK’s Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner

Dr. Robert Califf

Dr. Robert Califf is one step closer to becoming the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Califf’s nomination, made Sept. 15, 2015, by President Barack Obama, gained approval Tuesday by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The unanimous voice vote by the Senate committee, however, does not guarantee Califf’s nomination will… Continue Reading

Obama’s Choice for FDA Commissioner Gets Senate Hearing on Tuesday

Dr. Robert Califf

An important step on the road to confirmation for President Obama’s choice as the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner will be taken this coming Tuesday. That’s when the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a full public hearing on Dr. Robert Califf’s nomination. If he is confirmed by the… Continue Reading