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Warren Calls on Ex-FDA Chief Gottlieb to Quit Pfizer Board (1)

July 2, 2019, 2:54 PMUpdated: July 2, 2019, 4:05 PM

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, called on former Trump administration Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to quit the board of drug giant Pfizer Inc.

Gottlieb left his post at the FDA on April 5 and less than three months later joined Pfizer’s board or directors. Pfizer is one of the world’s biggest drugmakers, and last year was criticized sharply by President Donald Trump for price increases on many of its drugs.

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