Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Brief Blog: Scott Gottlieb as Possible FDA Chief (Reuters, December 12)

On December 12, 2016, Reuters reported that Scott Gottlieb is a short list candidate for head of FDA.

Gottlieb, an MD, was a senior advisor at both CMS and FDA (2002-2004).   He is currently a partner at New Enterprise Associates, a top-tier VC firm, and also a managing director at investment banking firm T.R. Winston.  As a conservative, he is associated with the American Enterprise Institute.  Gottlieb is a recurring op ed writer for Forbes (here) and for the Wall Street Journal (e.g. here, on FDA, August 2016; and here, on Obamacare, December 2016).

See the Reuters story, here.  Gottlieb has 35K followers on Twitter, here.

  • December 9, STAT, here. (subscription)
  • December 12, Fast Company, here.
  • December 13, FierceBiotech, here.
I give him 3:1 odds for the nomination.