It’s of­fi­cial: Sen­ate con­firms Scott Got­tlieb as the coun­try’s next FDA com­mis­sion­er

Scott Got­tlieb is now one short swear­ing-in cer­e­mo­ny at the White House away from be­com­ing the next FDA com­mis­sion­er.

The Sen­ate vot­ed to con­firm Got­tlieb — by a vote of 57 to 42 and 1 MIA — in his role at the helm of the FDA, af­ter De­moc­rats and Re­pub­li­cans took one last ad­van­tage of ei­ther laud­ing or crit­i­ciz­ing his lengthy re­sume over the last decade as an ad­vis­er to bio­phar­ma — a ros­ter the in­cludes Glax­o­SmithK­line and Ver­tex — as well as ven­ture in­vestor.

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