US FDA Commissioner Scott Gootlieb resigns
SPECIAL REPORT #12
The US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb resign from his post on 5 March, effective one month from today.
The resignation of Scott Gottlieb took Capitol Hill and the biopharmaceutical industry by surprise as he had pushed back earlier speculation about him leaving the agency.
Under his tenure, which started in May 2017, the US FDA has approved record numbers of innovative drugs, generics as well as new medical devices and has tacken action to boost price transparency.
More recently, he publicly criticized the anti-vaccination movement, indicating he was willing to combat the trend from a federal level. Since last fall Gottlieb also pushed hard to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes in addition to flavor the vaping devices.
House Energy and Commerce ranking member Greg Walden, said he has” never worked with a more talented forthright and effective agency leader than Dr. Scott Gootlieb”
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