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UNITED STATES

Gottlieb tabbed as next FDA commissioner

13 Mar 2017. President Donald Trump said he plans to nominate Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deputy commissioner with ties to the pharma industry, as the next head of the regulatory body, various media reported.

Gottlieb is a partner in a venture capital fund said to have close ties to the pharma and biotech industries. The apparent nominee is a consultant or board member at several firms including GlaxoSmithKline and earned more than USD 400,000 (EUR 375,000) from pharma companies between 2013 and 2015, The New York Times reported.