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So Long and Thanks for all the Drugs

You have probably all heard the news from the US: Scott Gottlieb has resigned from the role of FDA Commissioner (1). When he was first appointed, concerns were raised about his ties with the pharma industry, but Gottlieb will leave with his head held high. He has earned bipartisan praise, been highly active on drug pricing issues, helped speed up generic approvals, advocated for continuous processing and modern drug manufacturing methods, and been unafraid to call out abuse of any aspects of the system by drugmakers. And he has done all of this while still maintaining a good relationship with the industry. He’s also been active on other important healthcare topics; just a few weeks ago, he insinuated that certain states with lax vaccination rules may force the hands of regulators, given the shocking rise of measles outbreaks in the US (2).

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