Gottlieb Criticizes Move To Elevate ASPR, Calls For Bolstering CDC To Lead Disease Response

By Jessica Karins / August 1, 2022 at 7:25 PM
Former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb criticized the Biden administration’s decision to elevate HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and give it a lead role on federal disease response efforts, arguing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the right agency to lead on monkeypox and other diseases and should be given more authority to do that. Gottlieb, who led FDA for the first two years of the Trump administration and is a fellow at the...

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