Senate Committee Approves Scott Gottlieb For Top FDA Job

Published: Apr 28, 2017

A U.S. Senate committee voted on Thursday to advance the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 14-9 in favor of Gottlieb, a physician, conservative health policy expert and a deputy FDA commissioner during the George W. Bush administration.

The vote means Gottlieb's nomination will now be voted on by the full Senate, where he is expected to be confirmed.

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