U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, recently submitted his letter of resignation from his position. The move will see Dr. Gottlieb likely leaving the federal agency this April.
Dr. Gottlieb cited wanting to spend more time with his family as the primary reason for deciding to leave the agency, which he initially joined in 2017. During his time with the FDA, Dr. Gottlieb was known for going after the e-cigarettes industry, as well as his fervor in tackling the nation’s opioid epidemic.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, dietary supplements, medications, vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other products.
This was reported by Becker’s Hospital Review on March 5, 2019.
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