FDA Nominee Gottlieb's Recusals Span Clinical Decision Software Firms, Imaging Centers, Drug Makers
FDA Commissioner nominee Scott Gottlieb's many pledges to the US Office of Government Ethics to recuse himself from decisions he might make while serving as head of the agency, cover over 35 outfits that he has worked for, is working for, or has invested in, spanning all types of medical commodities, from advanced imaging centers, to drug firms, to clinical decision software specialists and trial designers.
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