FDA nominee Gottlieb warns about opioid crisis

opioid crisis, committing to the pursuit of a wide spectrum of potential solutions in order to determine which will prove most effective in combating opioid addiction.

In addition to referencing medication-assisted treatment, an important tool used in addiction treatment programs, he stated that cooperation across federal agencies would be essential in order to overcome the epidemic.

While the notion of federal cooperation was brought up during the hearing, they did not touch upon whether or not Gottlieb would be included in the White House’s newly appointed substance abuse commission, which will be led by Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.

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FDA nominee Gottlieb warns about opioid crisis
During his confirmation hearing, Scott Gottlieb, a physician and the nominee for head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), warned senators about the ongoing threat of the opioid crisis and called it as serious as the Zika or Ebola virus.
Topher Avery
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