WASHINGTON, March 10 The White House was
expected to nominate Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health
policy expert, to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as
early as on Friday, sources familiar with the matter said.
If nominated and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Gottlieb
would be in charge of implementing President Donald Trump's plan
to dramatically cut regulations governing food, drugs,
cosmetics, dietary supplements and tobacco.
Gottlieb, 44, is now a resident fellow at the conservative
American Enterprise Institute and a partner at a large venture
capital fund. He is also a former FDA deputy commissioner who
has frequently advocated a loosening of requirements needed for
approval of new medical products.
(Reporting by Toni Clarke; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and