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Gottlieb Defends US FDA 2019 Budget, Device Safety Plan In House

Executive Summary

Members of a US House Appropriations Subcommittee interrogated FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the agency's proposed 2019 budget and his newly released device safety plan. One fierce critic, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-RI, attacked Gottlieb's efforts to allow third-party certifiers to approve device quality manufacturing processes, and said his safety plan looked like a "high-risk" action plan.

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