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Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Issues Statement on Tobacco

The following statement from Dr. Scott Gottlieb was issued today via an FDA Press Release which deals with substantial equivalence among other things. Our comprehensive plan on tobacco and nicotine regulation, unveiled in July 2017, aims to tackle the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. by focusing on two key areas: reducing the nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to render them minimally or nonaddictive; and harnessing new forms of nicotine delivery that could […]

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Senate Confirms Dr. Scott Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner

Earlier today the United States Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb as the next Commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). IPCPR applauds the Senate’s decision to put thoughtful and experienced leadership at the head of an organization as critical as the FDA. Dr. Gottlieb’s confirmation puts a reform minded physician with experience in both the public and private sectors in charge of a regulatory body that has too often failed in its mission to […]

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