President Donald Trump is considering Joseph Gulfo to run the US Food and Drug Administration, Stat News reports. Gulfo, who has both a medical degree and an MBA, is the executive director of the Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, a fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and was a visiting scholar at George Mason University's Mercatus Center.

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