CORONAVIRUS/SCOTT GOTTLIEB/TRUMP ADMIN/VACCINES: “Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, now on the board of Pfizer, said that the United States was offered more of the company’s successful coronavirus vaccine as recently as November — but didn’t take the deal… Gottlieb, who was Trump’s FDA chief until April 2019, noted that the U.S. […]

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FDA/SCOTT GOTTLIEB: “Federal health officials this week allowed a genetic testing firm to sell kits to consumers to test whether they carry gene mutations that put them at higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer. The action, part of a broader regulatory shift, is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has allowed a […]

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DRUGS/FDA/HHS/PHARMA/SCOTT GOTTLIEB: “Scrutiny of prescription drug prices isn’t going away, no matter how badly investors wish that it might. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, laid out the flaws in how drugs are priced in the U.S. in a speech on Wednesday [3-7-18] before a health-insurance trade group… Excessive market concentration among […]

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FDA/PHARMA/SCOTT GOTTLIEB: “The Food and Drug Administration plans to allow quick approval of some cancer drugs if they show early and ‘outsized’ survival benefits for patients even in small studies, the FDA’s commissioner said Thursday [11-30-17]. Scott Gottlieb told the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health that the agency expects to see this situation […]

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DRUGS/FDA/HHS/SCOTT GOTTLIEB/TOM PRICE: “As the opioid epidemic in the U.S. continues to kill more and more Americans, the Food and Drug Administration wants to lift the stigma on the idea of using drugs to treat a drug habit. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told a U.S. House committee on Wednesday [10-25-17] that his agency is looking […]

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FDA/NOMINATIONS/SCOTT GOTTLIEB: “U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, considered a potential successor to recently departed Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, said on Tuesday [10-10-17] he believed he could best serve the Trump administration in his current role… He declined to say whether he had been approached about the job by the […]

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DRUGS/FDA/SCOTT GOTTLIEB: “The new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration declared high drug prices are ‘a public health concern that FDA should address,’ and he began offering concrete steps the agency will employ to speed new, complex drugs to market through more efficient processes partially designed to address high drug prices. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb […]

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DRUGS/FDA/TRUMP PEOPLE/SCOTT GOTTLIEB: “Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is calling for his agency to institute rigorous new safety standards for how immediate-release opioids are prescribed, in an effort to curb the nation’s opioid crisis. Dr. Gottlieb, in a talk kicking off an FDA workshop of public-health officials on painkiller safety and abuse, said […]

Read More… from 7/10/2017


FDA/TRUMP PEOPLE/SCOTT GOTTLIEB: “The U.S. Senate on Tuesday [5-9-17] voted 57-42, mostly along part lines, to confirm Scott Gottlieb as the new commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb, a veteran health-care investor and physician, is well known to many drug-industry executives. He worked for years as a consultant to companies including GlaxoSmithKline […]

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CABINET/FDA/TRUMP PEOPLE/SCOTT GOTTLIEB: “The White House is expected as early as Friday to nominate Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a physician and conservative health policy expert, to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, sources familiar with the matter said. If confirmed by the Senate, Gottlieb would be in charge of implementing President Donald Trump’s plan to […]

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