Why Scott Gottlieb is the one Trump official everybody seems to like image

Vox, April 11, 2018
Julia Belluz, German Lopez, and Dylan Scott , quoting Rachel Sachs (Academic Fellow Alumna)


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When Scott Gottlieb was appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration last May, some were concerned he’d be a shill for the pharmaceutical industry.

A major sticking point at his confirmation was what Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) called “unprecedented financial entanglements” — including previous posts on five pharmaceutical company boards.

“Gottlieb is committed to improv[ing] competition in generic drugs, making it easier for generics and biosimilars to come to market,” said Rachel Sachs, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, earlier this year. The White House, meanwhile, has done “absolutely nothing on this issue.”

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