Azar: Next FDA Chief Must ‘Tackle’ Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic

March 13, 2019
At a House Appropriations hearing on Wednesday (Mar. 13), HHS Secretary Alex Azar said that the next FDA commissioner must be someone dedicated to cutting back youth use of e-cigarettes, an issue that the current commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, has adopted as one of his signature initiatives. During the hearing, House Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) asked Azar whether he will “commit to only support nominees for FDA commissioner who would take an aggressive stance on combating e-cigarette use by...

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