FDA Nominee: I Would Challenge Trump on Vaccines

Washington – Scott Gottlieb, a Westport doctor, on Wednesday calmly defused tough questions from Democrats during the confirmation hearing on his nomination to head the Food and Drug Administration, promising to safeguard the agency’s rigorous review of drugs and medical devices.

He also said he would keep his independence from the White House and oppose President Donald Trump if he maintains vaccinations could cause autism. Trump has tweeted there could be a link.