When and wherever public health conflicted with personal freedom, Gottlieb advocated for the former.
The Food and Drug Administration can't ban cigarettes outright. But the agency appears to be planning a workaround.
If the FDA does not try to reduce underage vaping, Gottlieb says in a Reason interview, congressional intervention could wreck the industry.
Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's claims about an "epidemic" of underage vaping are hard to evaluate without access to the survey results he cites.
On the upside, agency promises to review over-the-counter drug rules, approve more new drugs, and liberate French dressing.
Scott Gottlieb claims requiring the numbers on menus "does reduce overall caloric intake," which the research does not show.
When it comes to the FDA and USDA, where's the scaling back of rules?
FDA head Scott Gottlieb overturns Obama's ban on direct-to-consumer genetic testing.
The recently confirmed FDA commissioner plans to make good on his promise of getting out of Silicon Valley's way.