National Consumers League

The National Consumers League welcomes the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as Commissioner of the FDA


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March 13, 2017

Media Contact: NCL Communications, Cindy Hoang, cindyh@nclnet.org, (202) 207-2832

Washington, DC—The National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization, welcomes Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s nomination to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “The FDA is the gold standard the world over for ensuring the highest standards of safety and efficacy of drugs and we believe Dr. Gottlieb understands the importance of maintaining those standards. We are also pleased that Dr. Gottlieb shares NCL’s strong support for life-saving vaccines. If he is confirmed, we look forward to working with Dr. Gottlieb to advance the cause of medication adherence and bringing more generic and biosimilar drugs to market, which will add to competition in the market and drive down drug prices for consumers,” said Sally Greenberg, NCL’s executive director. Greenberg noted that as someone who has himself battled cancer, Gottlieb brings the patient perspective and understands the importance of safe and effective medicines firsthand.

NCL works to promote food safety and nutrition, which is also overseen by the FDA, and has worked closely with the agency on health policy issues of critical importance to consumer safety.

Sally Greenberg is also a board member of the Reagan Udall Foundation. Greenberg noted, “I also look forward to working with Dr. Gottlieb in support of RUF’s mission to build public-private partnerships and enhance the FDA’s research and regulatory science work and capacities.”  

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The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America's pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.