Volume 95 Issue 12 | p. 14 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 20, 2017 | Web Date: March 16, 2017

Trump’s pick for Food & Drug Administration garners mixed reactions

Scott Gottlieb’s extensive ties to pharma raise questions of potential conflicts of interest
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pharmaceuticals, FDA commissioner, Scott Gottlieb

President Donald J. Trump’s pick to lead the Food & Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, wants to get new drugs, including low-cost generics, on the market faster.

A physician with leadership experience at FDA, Gottlieb is a favorite of the pharmaceutical industry. But his close ties with drug companies have some critics raising concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

Gottlieb knows FDA. He was FDA’s deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs under former president George . . .

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