Gottlieb Leaves FDA With Final Thought On What To Do About Cosmetics
Addressing for the last time the House Appropriations subcommittee with FDA oversight, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb shared his vision for sharpening cosmetics oversight in the absence of significant new resources.
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