The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Scott Gottlieb as the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration by a 57 to 42 vote.

A former deputy commissioner at the FDA during the George W. Bush administration, Gottlieb is a former hospitalist and fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. He also has extensive ties with several healthcare companies, including pharmaceutical firms.

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