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Trump Pick For FDA Commissioner Approved By Senate

Law360, Washington (May 9, 2017, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The Food and Drug Administration will soon have a new administrator, following a Tuesday vote by the U.S. Senate approving Dr. Scott Gottlieb to oversee the nation’s drug industry.

The 57-42 confirmation vote comes despite Democratic criticism of Gottlieb’s ties to the pharmaceutical industry. Gottlieb, a physician and former deputy FDA commissioner, is one of President Donald Trump’s first non-Cabinet appointees to make it through the Senate and received bipartisan support on the floor.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., praised...
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