Trump Mulling Choices for FDA Commissioner

Trump Mulling Choices for FDA Commissioner

The President, who has been promising big changes at FDA, said he has a "fantastic person" lined up for the role of FDA commissioner that will be named soon.

February 7, 2017

President Donald Trump, who has been promising big changes at FDA,  said he has a "fantastic person" lined up for the role of FDA commissioner that will be named soon.

The likely candidates, as reported by Business Insider, include Jim O'Neill, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and Dr. Joseph Gulfo.

Jim O'Neill, managing director at Mithril Capital, a libertarian who has said he's in favor of approving drugs that are safe, before they're shown to be effective. 

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former deputy commissioner of the FDA during George W. Bush's presidency. Gottlieb has emerged as a favorite among drug executives. 

Dr. Joseph Gulfo, a former biotech executive who advocates for a color-coded approval system.