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Alliance For Aging Research Supports Trump’s FDA Pick


Dr. Scott Gottlieb is seen in this American Enterprise Institute photo released in Washington, DC, U.S., March 10, 2017.

The Alliance for Aging Research strongly supports President Donald Trump’s pick for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.

Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin said nominee Dr. Scott Gottlieb is a strong, qualified candidate.

“The FDA requires a strong leader who has deep knowledge of the regulatory process and understands how it affects patient access to new medical products,” Peschin said in a statement sent to Life Matters Media.

“We believe that Dr. Gottlieb’s expertise as a former regulator and physician will serve the FDA well and benefit the health of the American public.”

Peschin said she believes Gottlieb deserves a “swift” confirmation. A Senate vote is required before Gottlieb can take over as head of the agency.

If confirmed, Gottlieb would be tasked with Trump’s streamlining the FDA. Gottlieb, 44, served as a deputy commissioner under President George W. Bush.

The Alliance for Aging research is a Washington-D.C.-based nonprofit aiming to help establish “healthy aging research” as a priority for the nation.