Deleted Tweets From Scott Gottlieb, R-D.C.
Scott Gottlieb's accounts: SGottliebFDA
Tracking Since: October 20, 2017
Looking forward to testifying before Congress today on FDA’s FY 2019 Budget. It’ll be my 19th time testifying before Congress as the 23rd Commissioner, and my last. There were few things I did more important to securing our mission than coming before Congress to explain our goals
…and introduced the Pre-Cert concept, a potential regulatory program for mobile apps and medical devices connected digitally to medical tech, that's better suited to these technologies that receive continuous software updates. We’re currently piloting it https://t.co/eRLMnOx2jI.
I’m concerned about media reports mischaracterizing FDA’s device reporting programs. We’ve never kept alternative summary reports (ASRs) in a *secret* database; these have always been public records available upon request. We’re working to make data accessible electronically
So last year #FDA launched “The Real Cost” E-cigarette Prevention Campaign, a campaign designed to snap teens out of their “cost-free” mentality by educating them about the potential risks of these products, urging them to “know the real cost of vaping.” We'll soon launch TV ads https://t.co/qOreW9V5Xl
But we’ve been rethinking our strategy amid new data showing an epidemic-level rise in youth e-cig use. The 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) found that over 3.6 million middle & high school students currently used e-cigs, from 2.1 million in 2017 https://t.co/pNI4PP0GiE
My message is clear: e-cigs may be a good alternative for currently addicted adult smokers to FULLY transition off cigarettes, but they have risks. Research suggests they damage mucosa, including evidence we’ve seen at FDA. No child should be using them. https://t.co/1aqCmog89C
There message is clear: e-cigs may be a good alternative for currently addicted adult smokers to FULLY transition off cigarettes, but they have risks. Research suggests they damage mucosa, including evidence we’ve seen at FDA. No child should be using them https://t.co/1aqCmog89C
But if a sunscreen ingredient is granted a deferral, FDA anticipates that products containing the ingredient will remain on the market while the data is gathered for that ingredient https://t.co/30fUVQ6Gf5 We can finalize the rule while these studies are still ongoing. ...
So far, we’ve called back about 100 investigators and 35 supervisors to conduct and support high-risk domestic food safety surveillance inspections. These professionals are in addition to FDA staff who were already working high-risk jobs, like foreign inspectional assignments.
Our data continues to demonstrate that flavors are a leading factor in driving youth appeal and use of e-cigs. This use has reached epidemic levels. It should be a concern to all responsible parties, including adults who responsible benefit from availability of these products.