Scott Gottlieb to Leave FDA

December 20, 2006
BioPharm International Editors

Scott Gottlieb, MD, deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs at the US Food and Drug Administration (Rockville, MD, www.fda.org), will leave the agency effective January 16, 2007.

Scott Gottlieb, MD, deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs at the US Food and Drug Administration (Rockville, MD, www.fda.org), will leave the agency effective January 16, 2007. He will return to the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based think tank, where he as previously fellow prior to joining FDA. Gottlieb joined FDA as deputy commissioner in July 2005. Since then he has worked on a number of significant policy initiatives including efforts to improve the advisory committee process and to make the agency’s approaches regarding communication of risk information to the pubic more effective.